“Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can” Book Panel Discussion in Boston on July 20, 2016

On July 20, 2016, Dr. Donald Burnes of the Burnes Institute on Poverty and Homelessness, editor of the newly published book “Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can,” will join contributing authors Collin Whelley of MHSA member agency Center for Social Innovation (C4) and Kate Whelley McCabe in leading a panel discussion on the book. C4’s Jeff Olivet will deliver opening remarks, and MHSA President & Executive Director…

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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…

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SAM Film Screening of “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness”

Social Action Massachusetts (SAM), a program of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), presented a screening of “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness,” a documentary film about one summer in Indianapolis, a tent city under a bridge, a man named Maurice, and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. Nearly 70 people attended the screening…

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“In San Francisco and Beyond, Homeless Crisis Should Not Derail Progress on Mental Illness”

In a blog post in The Huffington Post, “In San Francisco and Beyond, Homeless Crisis Should Not Derail Progress on Mental Illness,” Richard Cho and Dr. Fred Oster of The Council Of State Governments Justice Center explore connections between homelessness, mental illness and incarceration and advocate for Housing First: “The solution to chronic homelessness, and part of…

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MHSA Launches Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) Facebook Page

The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) is now on Facebook! “Like” us to stay up-to-date on upcoming events; articles and videos spotlighting efforts to end homelessness; discounted ticket prices for MHSA events; networking and professional development opportunities; and much more. Connect with MHSA YPG on Facebook today! Learn more about MHSA YPG.

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Spare Change News Features MHSA Spring Fundraising Event Honoree Jerry Ray

Spare Change News has published “MHSA Honors Jerry Ray at 13th Annual Fundraising Event.” Written by Katrina Carbone, the article features Jerry Ray, who received the William Lloyd Garrison Lifetime Achievement Award at MHSA’s fundraising event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. Jerry Ray, who recently retired from his position as Vice President of Homeless Services at Mental Health Association, Inc., was recognized for his…

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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.…

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