As the COVID-19 crisis hit communities across Massachusetts, local leaders were faced with the challenge of how to respond to the urgent threat to extremely vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness on the streets and in emergency shelters.
On July 21, 2020, MHSA held a panel discussion about local responses to individual homelessness in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and the need for housing solutions to address this public health crisis.
· City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City of Worcester
· Mayor Kim Driscoll, City of Salem
· Senator Brendan P. Crighton (D – Lynn), Chair, Joint Committee on Housing
· Joyce Tavon, Senior Director of Policy & Programs, MHSA
The webinar was hosted by MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. Thank you to the panelists, Rasky Partners, and the public officials, member agencies, and community members who participated.
Please contact Caitlin Golden at email@example.com with any questions.
Did you miss the previous webinar? View Individual Homelessness in a COVID-19 World - Part I.