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Never Again: When it Comes to Sheltering those Experiencing Homelessness, We Cannot Go Back to the Way Things Were

MHSA’s President & Executive Director Joe Finn shared his opinion on the necessary shift homeless services must take, in the latest article from Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative Social Impact Review: “The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the failure of Massachusetts, as well as states across the country, to address the unique needs of people with…

“The Massachusetts PFS Story: Social Innovation Financing as a Catalyst for Change?”

The Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law’s latest edition features an article by Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director, Singumbe Muyeba, PhD, and Thomas Brigham, Director of Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing. The article, “The Massachusetts PFS Story: Social Innovation Financing as a Catalyst for Change?”, explains Pay for Success (PFS) as a new way…

NBC News Broadcast Features MHSA on the Significance of Permanent Supportive Housing

NBC News has broadcast “New England Speaks on The Homeless Count,” the latest “This is New England” show hosted by Latoyia Edwards. The broadcast features Richard Ring, President of FamilyAid Boston, and Tom Brigham, Director of Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) at MHSA. Tom responds to claims that the number of families and individuals experiencing…

The Boston Globe Explores Intersection of Mental Illness and Homelessness

The sixth part of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s series “The Desperate and the Dead” explores the intersection of mental illness and homelessness. The article quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn on the significance of low-threshold housing, a cost-effective response that provides stability to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. Read the full…