Spare Change News Covers City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Proposed Investment in Housing and Services

Spare Change News quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn in “Mayor Walsh Announces New Funding for Homelessness Services,” a recent article by Aneri Pattani. The article covers City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s budget proposal to invest in housing and services to support the City’s Action Plan to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness in Boston. Read the Spare Change News article.…

MassHealth Listening Session: Media Coverage

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders presided over a public listening session on the Commonweath’s plans to reform MassHealth, shifting from a fee-for-service model toward accountable care organizations (ACOs). Shira Schoenberg of MassLive.com covered the listening session in her article “Baker administration plans overhaul of $15 billion MassHealth system.”…

VA Housing Navigator Toolkit Highlights MHSA’s Veterans Homeless In-Reach Peer Project

The National Center on Homelessness among Veterans of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released the Housing Navigator Toolkit in order to provide support for communities interested in integrating Navigator programs into their efforts to end homelessness among Veterans: This Toolkit is designed to provide Navigators, program managers, administrators, staff, and other key stakeholders working to end…

Graduate of MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Featured in Spare Change News Article

Spare Change News recently published “Young and Homeless,” an article featuring Andrew, a graduate of MHSA’s Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults. Reflecting on his experiences with homelessness, Andrew writes: I want you reading this today to know that even though this situation is really hard, people who are homeless can be resilient and…

CDC Profile in Public Health Law: Joe Finn of MHSA

In the December 2015 edition of Public Health Law News (PHLN), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Profile in Public Health Law interview with MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. The interview explored the intersection between public health and homelessness, with an emphasis on MHSA’s work regarding the integration of health care and…

MHSA Highlighted in Article from The Pew Charitable Trusts

Today, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline blog quoted MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn in “States Freed to Use Medicaid Money for Housing,” an article by Michael Ollove exploring how states like Massachusetts are utilizing Medicaid to support formerly homeless individuals in moving into – and maintaining – permanent housing: Communities with big homeless populations…