About Homelessness

Jul 19, 2018
Supporting affordable housing efforts may seem like an obvious choice for many, but it is important to remember that there are many others out there that are on the fence with these issues. With so much information coming into a person's life every day, persuasive messaging needs to be both memorable and understandable. One strategy for...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 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 >
Sep 08, 2016
Today, we continue our blog series, Medical Research on Health and Housing, which analyzes and summarizes current medical literature exploring the multiple links between health and housing. For this post, Haiyan Huang and Jenny Liang have worked with MHSA Advisory Council Member Dan Dworkis, MD-PhD, to analyze research about the...READ MORE >
Jan 07, 2016
As we begin the new year, we are excited to launch our new blog series: Medical Research on Health and Housing. This series will analyze and summarize current medical literature exploring the multiple links between health and housing. For our first post, Andy Hyatt and Andrew Olsen, medical students at Boston University School of...READ MORE >
Jul 30, 2015
In this week's guest post, Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz reflect on the experiences that led them to launch Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run overnight shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness. Sam and Sarah are recent graduates of Harvard College, where they were student leaders at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, a...READ MORE >