The Daily Free Press Quotes MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Co-facilitator Kitty Zen on Youth Leadership

The Daily Free Press has published “City Council holds hearing concerning youth homelessness in Boston,” an article by Ben Rabin that covers the recent Boston City Council hearing on homelessness among youth and young adults in the City of Boston. The article quotes MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Co-facilitator Kitty Zen on the importance of shaping…

Forbes Highlights Pay for Success Initiative in “Massachusetts Tries A New Solution For Chronic Homelessness”

Forbes has published “Massachusetts Tries A New Solution For Chronic Homelessness,” an article by Roger Valdez that highlights the Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative focused on reducing chronic homelessness. PFS provides low-threshold, permanent housing to those who would otherwise rely on costly emergency resources, enabling them to address their often-complex health issues more effectively than…

Spare Change News Covers “Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can” Book Panel Discussion

On August 8, 2016, Spare Change News published “’Ending Homelessness’: Panel of experts discuss new book that details problems and solutions,” an article by Alex Ramirez about a recent panel discussion on the newly published book “Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can.” Dr. Donald Burnes of the Burnes Institute on Poverty and Homelessness, co-editor of the…

The Boston Globe Features Mayor Walsh’s New Adviser on Chronic Homelessness and Highlights the Pay for Success Initiative

On August 5, 2016, The Boston Globe published “Walsh appoints special chronic homelessness adviser,” an article by Akilah Johnson about Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s recent appointment of Laila Bernstein as adviser to the mayor for the Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness. The City of Boston’s goal is to end chronic homelessness in Boston by 2018. The article also highlights the Commonwealth’s Pay…

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…

“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…

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…