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Mar 20, 2018

MHSA received the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health for its Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) program. Joe Finn, President & Executive Director of MHSA, attended the 18th annual Population Health...

Jun 05, 2018

Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love.

May 22, 2018

The Housing Advocate works closely with guests of Women’s Lunch Place to access and maintain safe and affordable housing. Guests include women who are experiencing homelessness, housing instability, and poverty.


Above: A conceptual sketch of a tenant room in MHSA's new micro-unit construction.

As a graduate student in New York City in the 1980s, I remember reading something for which I wish I had saved the citation. An urban sociologist was writing about the wholesale destruction of single room occupancy units (SROs) in the city. He wrote, and of course I paraphrase from memory: “If this destruction of this important housing niche continues, within a decade we will have chaos.”