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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...

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.

May 16, 2018

MHSA member agency Project Hope is seeking a Housing Case Manager. Reporting to the Director of Housing Services, the Housing Case Manager is responsible for providing case management assistance to families in order to help them avoid...


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.”