MHSA YPG Member Spotlight: Jeremiah Hasson

The MHSA Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) is dedicated to creating a dynamic environment that fosters connections between young professionals as they engage in ending homelessness. As the group continues to grow, we are excited to launch a member spotlight series that highlights the experiences of young professionals who are currently involved with MHSA YPG.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness successfully houses over 250 individuals in first year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2016 For more information, please contact: Caitlin Golden, cgolden@mhsa.net, (617) 367-6447 ext. 28 Brigid Boyd, bboyd@supportunitedway.org, (339) 236-1161 Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness successfully houses over 250 individuals in first year BOSTON — The first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness in Massachusetts has successfully placed…

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MHSA YPG Homecoming: Let’s Bring Our Neighbors Home

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) held its inaugural “Homecoming: Let’s Bring Our Neighbors Home” event, a fundraiser in support of MHSA’s work to end homelessness in the Commonwealth. Young professionals from the Greater Boston area connected with each other while enjoying good food, drinks, live music, and…

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“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…

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MHSA is Moving!

The MHSA office is moving this summer! As of August 1, 2016, our new mailing address will be: PO Box 8638 Boston, MA 02114 Please update your records accordingly. Our phone numbers, fax number and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any questions about our new location, please contact us at 617-367-6447. If you…

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