House Ways & Means Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez to be honored by MHSA on December 11 at 2018 Annual Meeting

August 7, 2018

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Chairman Sánchez will receive the “Canon Brian S. Kelley Public Servant Award” at the 2018 Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Annual Meeting on December 11

BOSTON, Mass. – The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) announced today that House Ways & Means Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez will be the recipient of this year’s “Canon Brian S. Kelley Public Servant Award” for his dedication to ensuring that unaccompanied homeless adults have access to housing and services to end their homelessness. The Chairman will receive the award at the 2018 MHSA Annual Meeting, which will be held on December 11 at the Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston.

The award is named in honor of Canon Brian S. Kelley, a longtime advocate to end homelessness who served as the Canon at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.

“Chairman Sánchez has demonstrated a firm commitment to supporting housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness,” said MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. “We are thrilled to join with our member agencies and supporters to recognize his leadership.”

Jeffrey Sánchez has represented the communities of Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and Brookline as state representative since 2003. A product of Boston’s public housing and graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Sánchez has focused on ensuring access to universal healthcare, violence prevention, and affordable housing throughout his tenure. He currently serves as the Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means, which is responsible for crafting the state’s annual budget, as well as legislation affecting the finances of the Commonwealth.

The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a nonprofit, public policy advocacy organization with the mission of ending homelessness in Massachusetts. MHSA membership includes nearly 100 community-based agencies statewide. For more information, including details about the 2018 MHSA Annual Meeting, please visit