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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 29, 2018

The Department of Housing, strengthens and revitalizes communities by promoting affordable housing opportunities.

Jun 27, 2018

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism.


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.”