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Apr 02, 2015
This week, the Massachusetts Legislature approved a $363 million spending bill that included $51.5 million for emergency assistance homeless programs.
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Mar 25, 2015
Celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring! Join other young professionals dedicated to ending homelessness for an evening of networking, and learn more about how you can take action to support permanent housing solutions to homelessness. Event Details
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Mar 06, 2015
MHSA has released the Winter 2015 edition of The North Star! Read the newsletter online, and please contact MHSA at 617-367-6447 if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters.
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Jan 06, 2015
To download the Fiscal Year 2014 MHSA Annual Report, follow the link below.
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Dec 08, 2014
Today Governor Deval Patrick announced the launch of the first-in-the-nation Pay for Success (PFS) initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness. This innovative form of financing relies on up-front funds from private investors to expand permanent supportive housing in Massachusetts. If the program is successful, the private investors will be paid back with public dollars.
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Jul 30, 2014
MHSA has released the Summer 2014 edition of The North Star! Read the newsletter online, and please contact MHSA at 617-367-6447 if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters.
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Jul 14, 2014
"Tough Luck, Tougher Spirit" - The Boston Globe, July 14, 2011
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Jan 30, 2014
MHSA has released the Winter 2014 edition of The North Star! Read the newsletter online, and please contact MHSA at 617-367-6447 if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters.
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Nov 07, 2013
The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) announced today the launch of a new permanent supportive housing program for LGBTQ unaccompanied homeless young adults. The National Alliance to End Homelessness estimates that anywhere from 20 percent to 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. MHSA’s pilot program will provide 32 units of permanent supportive housing for LGBTQ young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in Greater Boston and Western Massachusetts. MHSA will subcontract with three service providers for this initiative: the Youth on Fire program of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts in Cambridge, DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services in Greenfield, and Justice Resource Institute (JRI) in Boston.
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