Pioneer Institute Highlights Policy Proposal to Integrate Rapid Re-housing and Critical Time Intervention

Pioneer Institute published “CTI Homeless Intervention,” a blog post highlighting a policy proposal from MHSA Board Member Professor Dennis P. Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania and Assistant Professor Thomas Byrne of Boston University. The policy proposal received a Special Mention in Pioneer’s 2016 Better Government Competition. The policy proposal advocates for the creation of a hybrid system that integrates…

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Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness successfully houses over 250 individuals in first year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2016 For more information, please contact: Caitlin Golden, cgolden@mhsa.net, (617) 367-6447 ext. 28 Brigid Boyd, bboyd@supportunitedway.org, (339) 236-1161 Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness successfully houses over 250 individuals in first year BOSTON — The first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness in Massachusetts has successfully placed…

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MHSA YPG Homecoming: Let’s Bring Our Neighbors Home

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) held its inaugural “Homecoming: Let’s Bring Our Neighbors Home” event, a fundraiser in support of MHSA’s work to end homelessness in the Commonwealth. Young professionals from the Greater Boston area connected with each other while enjoying good food, drinks, live music, and…

“People With Lived Experience Must be Meaningful Partners in Ending Homelessness”

On July 13, 2016, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) published “People With Lived Experience Must be Meaningful Partners in Ending Homelessness,” an article by USICH Regional Coordinator Amy Sawyer that emphasizes that communities should shape their responses to homelessness based on the insights of people who have experienced homelessness. The article recognizes the Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness…

MHSA is Moving!

The MHSA office is moving this summer! As of August 1, 2016, our new mailing address will be: PO Box 8638 Boston, MA 02114 Please update your records accordingly. Our phone numbers, fax number and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any questions about our new location, please contact us at 617-367-6447. If you…

“Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can” Book Panel Discussion in Boston on July 20, 2016

On July 20, 2016, Dr. Donald Burnes of the Burnes Institute on Poverty and Homelessness, editor of the newly published book “Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can,” will join contributing authors Collin Whelley of MHSA member agency Center for Social Innovation (C4) and Kate Whelley McCabe in leading a panel discussion on the book. C4’s Jeff Olivet will deliver opening remarks, and MHSA President & Executive Director…

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Five Reasons to “Like” MHSA YPG on Facebook

The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) is now on Facebook! Who are we? MHSA YPG is dedicated to creating a dynamic environment that fosters connections between young professionals as they engage in ending homelessness. Here are five reasons to connect with us today! For more information about MHSA YPG, contact…

The Enterprise Quotes Joe Finn in “Tent City homeless struggle to find new place to stay”

Yesterday, The Enterprise published “Tent City homeless struggle to find new place to stay,” an article by Benjamin Paulin on the recent removal of those living in Brockton’s homeless encampment known as “Tent City.” Dozens of people had lived in makeshift shelters in the privately-owned wooded property near the city’s downtown area – many staying there…

SAM Film Screening of "Under the Bridge"

SAM Film Screening of “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness”

Social Action Massachusetts (SAM), a program of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), presented a screening of “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness,” a documentary film about one summer in Indianapolis, a tent city under a bridge, a man named Maurice, and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. Nearly 70 people attended the screening…