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May 23, 2018
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...READ MORE >
Jan 30, 2018
In another part of my life, long ago, I was a theology student. I focused on systematic theology, and I found myself in a class on eschatology, the study of the “end times.” The class was taught by an Augustinian Friar. He started somewhere around the ancient Sumerians, went through the history of Western philosophy and medieval theology...READ MORE >
Jan 12, 2018
In today's blog post, Dave McMahon, Co-Executive Director of MHSA member agency Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc., discusses how other housing nonprofit organizations can become more sustainable through their work. READ MORE >
Jan 08, 2018
Today's blog post features "TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS,” a poem by Alexis Ivy Grandberg, Street Outreach Advocate at CASPAR. READ MORE >
Dec 29, 2017
In today's blog post, MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn reflects on his 14-year relationship with the late Joe Timilty, a person who irrevocably shaped his life. READ MORE >
Dec 21, 2017
In honor of National Homeless Memorial Day, Karen LaFrazia, President & CEO of MHSA member agency St. Francis House, reflects on the community's role in supporting individuals experiencing homelessness. READ MORE >
Oct 04, 2017
In today's blog post, Ndindam Ndiwane reflects on his experiences volunteering at MHSA and contributing to the organization's mission to end homelessness in the Commonwealth. READ MORE >
Oct 02, 2017
The MHSA Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) is dedicated to creating a dynamic environment that fosters connections between young professionals as they engage in ending homelessness. As the group continues to grow, we have launched a member spotlight series that highlights the experiences of young professionals who are currently...READ MORE >
Aug 21, 2017
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is excited to welcome Meg Hoffman, MHSA's newest staff addition who will head our Development Team. Meg has nearly ten years of extensive experience in nonprofits and development, including her most recent role as an integral member of the major gifts team at Massachusetts General...READ MORE >
Feb 27, 2017
MHSA LDP Co-facilitator and Speakers' Bureau member Kitty Zen reflects on her involvement in the 2017 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. READ MORE >

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