A Path to A Place to Live: The Blueprint
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the webinar! You can watch the recording on our YouTube channel!
On June 9, 2021, MHSA hosted a webinar about our latest endeavor to increase housing inventory by bringing innovative housing models to scale across the Commonwealth for medically complex people experiencing recurrent or long-term homelessness, and the process and planning of embracing micro-units to end homelessness.
‘A Path to A Place to Live: The Blueprint’ featured insights from key decision-makers and experts who inspired the state’s first modular constructed housing for medically complex people with recurrent or long-term homelessness, and how it is becoming a reality. We discussed the goals of A Place to Live and what we hope to achieve through modular construction and other alternative housing solutions, the perspectives of local leadership and collaboration process across partners to achieve this success, and the road ahead to realize our vision.
MHSA President & Executive Director, Joe Finn, joined concept designer Marc Margulies, Principal and Senior Partner of Margulies Perruzzi Architects; Alex Corrales, CEO of Worcester Housing Authority (WHA); and Jim Cuddy, Executive Director of South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) in a virtual discussion about the inspiration behind this concept, the importance of new housing solutions, and how both WHA and SMOC are embracing modular construction to end homelessness. The panel was moderated by Calpurnyia Roberts, PhD, MHSA’s Director of A Place to Live.