Interview with Bentley University's Service-Learning Center

Spotlight on the Honorees: Bentley University’s Service-Learning Center

We conclude this year’s Spotlight on the Honorees series with an interview with Bentley University’s Service-Learning Center. MHSA will honor the Service-Learning Center, along with Joseph V. Roller II and Linda Wood-Boyle, at our 12th Annual Spring Fundraising Event on May 20, 2015. Bentley University’s mission is to educate creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational…

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Spotlight on the Honorees: Linda Wood-Boyle

At our 12th Annual Spring Fundraising Event on May 20, 2015, MHSA will honor two individuals and one program that have all made outstanding contributions to ending homelessness. Today in our Spotlight on the Honorees series, we highlight Linda Wood-Boyle, President and CEO of HomeStart and MHSA Board Officer. Linda Wood-Boyle has served as President…

HUD Notice Related to Transgender Homeless Persons

On February 20, 2015, HUD issued Notice CPD-15-02, giving additional guidance related to transgender persons. Entitled Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Single-Sex Emergency Shelters and Other Facilities, the notice states the following: “Following the issuance of the Equal Access Rule [Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity…

The Recorder Features MHSA’s Speakers’ Bureau

On April 6, MHSA’s Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau spoke at Greenfield Community College as part of the college’s “In Our Own Voices” series. Speakers Tameka and Tiffany shared how their personal experiences with homelessness have inspired them to become leaders and advocates to end homelessness. For press coverage of the presentation, read Kathleen McKiernan’s…

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New Beginnings

As we emerge from a difficult winter and embrace the start of spring, I am thinking about beginnings. In just the last few weeks, we worked with our partners to house the first tenants in the groundbreaking Pay for Success initiative – an initiative that is positioned to expand permanent supportive housing across Massachusetts. Through…

Summer Evening Reception

Summer Evening Reception

On July 18, 2013, MHSA supporters gathered for a sold-out reception on the rooftop level of Market Lounge in Boston, raising funds to support the Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau. The event featured Speakers’ Bureau member Liz Perry, whose shared her powerful story about her experience with homelessness and highlighted the importance of housing…