Articles of Interest

Aug 14, 2018
The latest edition of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law features an article about MHSA's Pay for Success program by Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director, Singumbe Muyeba, PhD, and Thomas Brigham, Director of Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing.
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May 08, 2018
In a letter to the editor in The Boston Globe, MHSA Director of Public Policy Caitlin Golden writes about Middlesex County and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s initiative to develop targeted, data-driven interventions to meet the needs of frequent utilizers.  
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Jan 25, 2018
MHSA is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health for our Home and Healthy for Good (HHG) program! The Hearst Health Prize, in partnership with Jefferson College of Population Health, is given in recognition of an individual's or organization's outstanding achievement in managing or improving health in the U.S. The winner will be announced on March 20 at the 18th annual Population Health Colloquium.
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Jan 22, 2018
Thank you to Callie Crossley of WGBH News for putting a human face on homelessness and highlighting the importance of Medicaid in "Medicaid Work Requirements Perpetuate A 'Vicious Cycle' Of Poverty."
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Jan 11, 2018
Last month's Spare Change News article about MHSA's triage and assessment tool is featured in the latest National Alliance to End Homelessness Alliance Online News. The article is available under the News Round-Up, which highlights recent media articles about "how housing can reduce health care costs, improve outcomes, and better serve patients."
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Jan 08, 2018
MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn reflects on the Walsh administration's progress toward ending homelessness in the City of Boston in a recent letter to the editor in The Boston Globe.
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Dec 28, 2017
Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) chronicles social innovations and enterprises addressing the nation's most challenging issues surrounding social policy, leadership, human capital, and systems. In its inaugural Boston Edition, SIJ has published an article that provides an evaluation of the Commonwealth's and MHSA's first homeless social innovation Pay for Success (PFS) initiative. Co-authored by Singumbe Muyeba, PhD, Joe Finn and Tom Brigham of MHSA, the article highlights the impact of PFS on housing retention, utilization of emergency services, and cost-savings.
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Dec 21, 2017
The Boston Globe has published "Securing an ID should not pose yet another barrier," a letter by Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director, on barriers faced by those unable to obtain IDs. It is important that all of us, regardless of financial circumstances, have the ability to access housing, services, and the public spaces where decisions are made.
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Dec 18, 2017
Today, Spare Change News has published "Triage Tool Uses Health Care Info to House Homeless With Better Support Systems," an article by Kiera Murray that highlights how MHSA is targeting and housing chronically homeless individuals who are high utilizers of emergency services.
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Dec 13, 2017
Telegram & Gazette has recently published an article that discusses a meeting about chronic homelessness with Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.; Dennis Culhane, a professor of social policy at the University of Pennsylvania; and Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director. MHSA commends City Manager Augustus for his efforts to reduce chronic homelessness through Home Again, a program that uses a Housing First approach.
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