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Aug 20, 2015
On August 20, 2015, The Boston Globe published "Boston finding homes for veterans: Aims to shelter all by end of year." In the article, Alexandra Koktsidis describes the Boston Homes for the Brave initiative, which is focused on ending homelessness among veterans in Boston.
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Jul 24, 2015
On July 24, 2015, Dr. Susan Sered, Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University, published a blog post entitled "Thinking Outside the Cell: Concrete Suggestions for Positive Change." Dr. Sered writes that "real change is tedious, needs resources, and often has to fend off not only direct opposition but also counterproductive short-term alleviation." In the blog post, she identifies four models that create that real change, highlighting MHSA's work in the section on harm reduction and Housing First.
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Jul 16, 2015
On July 15, 2015, CommonWealth Magazine published an op-ed written by Joe Finn, President & Executive Director of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, and Michael K. Durkin, President of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
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Jun 09, 2015
The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) today announced the full launch of the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing with the goal of placing nearly half of the state’s chronically homeless population in supportive housing.
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May 08, 2015
On May 6, 2015, The Washington Post published an article by Terrence McCoy highlighting the work of Sam Tsemberis, founder and CEO of Pathways to Housing. The article describes the Housing First approach to addressing chronic homelessness.
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Apr 17, 2015
On February 20, 2015, HUD issued Notice CPD-15-02, giving additional guidance related to transgender persons. Entitled Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Single-Sex Emergency Shelters and Other Facilities, the notice states the following:
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Apr 15, 2015
Today the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee released its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Budget. The budget includes:
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Apr 15, 2015
The Somerville Homeless Coalition is partnering with Tufts University students to host a street store with free clothes for people experiencing homelessness. This pop-up clothing store event will be held on April 26th from 12:00 - 3:00 PM in Davis Square, Somerville.
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Apr 13, 2015
In today’s issue of The Boston Globe, an article by Lisa Wangsness highlights the incredible work of Y2Y Harvard Square.
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Apr 08, 2015
On April 6, MHSA's Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau spoke at Greenfield Community College as part of the college's "In Our Own Voices" series.
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