News

Dec 18, 2017
Today, Spare Change News has published "Triage Tool Uses Health Care Info to House Homeless With Better Support Systems," an article by Kiera Murray that highlights how MHSA is targeting and housing chronically homeless individuals who are high utilizers of emergency services.
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Dec 15, 2017
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) honored United Health Foundation, Commissioner Joan Mikula of the Department of Mental Health and Jayms Battaglia of University Lutheran Church / Harvard Square Homeless Shelter at the 2017 MHSA Annual Meeting. The event, which took place at Boston College Club, celebrated the honorees’ outstanding contributions to ending homelessness and highlighted innovative solutions that reduce public reliance on emergency resources.
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Dec 15, 2017
We are excited to announce that the Fiscal Year 2017 MHSA Annual Report has been released. Thank you to One Visual Mind for designing this year's report!
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Dec 13, 2017
Telegram & Gazette has recently published an article that discusses a meeting about chronic homelessness with Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.; Dennis Culhane, a professor of social policy at the University of Pennsylvania; and Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director. MHSA commends City Manager Augustus for his efforts to reduce chronic homelessness through Home Again, a program that uses a Housing First approach.
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Dec 11, 2017
On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, MHSA will honor United Health Foundation, Commissioner Joan Mikula of the Department of Mental Health, and Jayms Battaglia of University Lutheran Church / Harvard Square Homeless Shelter at our Annual Meeting.
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Dec 01, 2017
MHSA is excited to participate in Ending Homelessness: What Successful Communities Do Differently, the second Community Meeting of A Faith that Does Justice (AFTDJ), which welcomes Rosanne Haggerty and Fr. J. Bryan Hehir. The event will take place on December 19 from 6:15-8:15p.m. at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, Boston.
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Nov 27, 2017
MHSA member agency Metro Housing|Boston is hosting a free Legal Clinic on Friday, December 1, 2017. This is intended for clients seeking help with civil legal issues.
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Nov 24, 2017
The Daily Item has published an article that highlights a Mathematica Policy Research study demonstrating how MHSA has created a new tool that uses data to further our mission to end homelessness.
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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 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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