Housing: The Only Thing to Really End Homelessness

On March 3, 2021, MHSA hosted “Housing: The Only Thing to Really End Homelessness,” a virtual discussion with special guest Dr. Sam Tsemberis, CEO of the Pathways Housing First Institute. Featuring Dr. Tsemberis, MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn, and MHSA Senior Director of Policy & Programs Joyce Tavon, the discussion covered a range…

Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine and Homeless Shelters by MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn

Released: January 21, 2021 Press Contact: Caitlin Golden cgolden@mhsa.net 617-367-6447 x28 Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine and Homeless Shelters Joe Finn, President & Executive Director Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) This week, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts began providing COVID-19 vaccinations to people staying in congregate homeless shelters and the frontline staff who serve them. This…

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards $4.9 million to the City of Boston through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $43 million to 11 communities through its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Congratulations to Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston for being one of the selected communities. To learn more, read the Boston Globe’s coverage of the award announcement or visit HUD’s…