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Nov 22, 2017
Mathematica Policy Research has released a new study that demonstrates how the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is developing Housing First best practices through a triage and assessment tool. The tool identifies and targets homeless high utilizers of emergency services through a triage score. MHSA provides this score to its statewide Pay for Success providers to prioritize placing individuals into housing as units become available. This improves targeting of resources to the neediest and most vulnerable in the homeless population.
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Nov 17, 2017
MHSA member agency Project Hope is seeking applicants for a Diversion Specialist. Reporting to the Project Hope Diversion Coordinator, the Diversion Specialist will be responsible for providing triage, assessment, and diversion services to families who have applied for Emergency Assistance at the DHCD office at 1010 Mass. Ave. in Boston.
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Nov 16, 2017
Today, WBUR published an article about the City of Boston's most recent housing surge, where the Boston Housing Authority had set aside 56 apartments for people like Lenny who have experienced chronic homelessness. MHSA staff was thrilled to participate in the surge and witness the joy that comes with finding a home.
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Nov 02, 2017
MHSA member agency Bay Cove Human Services is seeking applicants for multiple positions.
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Nov 02, 2017
MHSA member agency AIDS Action Committee is seeking applicants for a Bilingual Housing Search Specialist. Under the supervision of the Manager of Housing Search Services, the Housing Search Specialist works with HIV-positive clients, Medical Case Managers, medical providers, landlords, housing authorities, and property managers to provide intensive and comprehensive housing search and housing advocacy services to people living with HIV; to contribute proactively to the expansion and maintenance of AAC’s housing search system.
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Oct 25, 2017
Mathematica Policy Research has created a new study that explores how MHSA is developing Housing First best practices for identifying and targeting high utilizers of emergency services among chronically homeless individuals.
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Oct 11, 2017
Those Who Can for Those In Need is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those with challenging life issue needs in the Boston and North Shore areas by informing and connecting them with those who provide important services for children, the elderly, low income, the homeless, and those who have lost a loved one. The organization is hosting a Paint Night and/or Dinner at Dockside Fundraiser.
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Oct 10, 2017
Metro Boston has published "Walsh launches efforts to end youth homelessness in Boston," which highlights an action that Walsh said “moves Boston closer to ensuring each and every one of our young people has a stable home that allows them to work towards a better life." MHSA commends the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh for their commitment to ending youth homelessness.
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Oct 10, 2017
On October 23, 2017, Brynn Elliott will perform at Brighton Music Hall. A portion of proceeds will benefit Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run overnight shelter that provides a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness.
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Sep 22, 2017
From now through October 6th, artist and humanitarian advocate Kitty Zen and ArtLifting will be donating 50% of the profits from “Where The Heart Is - Houston, TX" to the Salvation Army of Houston to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Special edition multiple color version prints are available online.
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