A Poet and Advocate

For this week’s blog post, Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau Coordinator Alex Loughran Lamothe interviews Manny, a graduate of MHSA’s Leadership Development Program. Manny is a poet. He stores some of his work in a school composition notebook, but he also makes use of a small black cell phone. When inspiration strikes, he taps the lines and stanzas…

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The North Star: Summer 2015 Newsletter

MHSA has released the Summer 2015 edition of The North Star! Inside this edition: Lieutenant Governor Joins MHSA at 12th Annual Fundraiser Pay for Success Initiative Begins Moving Tenants into Housing Message from the Executive Director: Good Ideas Take on a Life of Their Own Sharing Our Story Leadership Development Program Sharif’s Story: The Freedom…

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“Dealing with chronic homelessness: Pay-for-success approach shows promise”

On July 15, 2015, CommonWealth Magazine published an op-ed written by Joe Finn, President & Executive Director of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, and Michael K. Durkin, President of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. The piece highlights the Commonwealth’s recently launched Pay for Success initiative to place up to 800 chronically homeless individuals…

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Welcome Eddie Meléndez!

We are excited to introduce MHSA’s new Veteran In-Reach Peer Specialist, Edwin (Eddie) Meléndez. Eddie focuses on engaging homeless veterans within community-based organizations. He links veterans to appropriate housing and services, and he assists them in securing federal, state and municipal benefits. Eddie draws on years of experience in the nonprofit sector, where he worked…

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MHSA Launches Pay for Success Program to Combat Chronic Homelessness

For Immediate Release June 9, 2015 For more information contact: Conor Yunits at (617) 695- 0369 or conor@libertysquaregroup.com Brigid Boyd at (617) 624- 8252 or bboyd@supportunitedway.org MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING AND SHELTER ALLIANCE LAUNCHES PAY FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM TO COMBAT CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS BOSTON – The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) today announced the full launch of the…

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