An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless

By Lyndia Downie, Audrey Shelto and Marylou Sudders   MARCH 09, 2017 On any given night, nearly 20,000 people in Massachusetts will find themselves bedding down on the streets or sleeping in an emergency shelter. Homelessness is one of the most troubling problems facing the Commonwealth, and there is a wealth of evidence that itContinue reading An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless

Homeless advocates urge state to spend $50M on homeless care

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The homeless population in Massachusetts has grown over the past 20-years, but the funding to care for them, hasn’t. That’s according to a letter a group of homeless advocates sent lawmakers this week, urging them to invest $50-million on theHomeless Individuals Assistance budget line item in next year’s budget. The line itemContinue reading Homeless advocates urge state to spend $50M on homeless care

Providers: State not keeping up with costs of homeless care

By Colin A. Young State House News Service Advocates for the homeless sent letters to lawmakers Tuesday, pressing them to dedicate $50 million in the next budget to a line item that funds 40 organizations that help homeless individuals. To Read the rest of the article click here.

Boston Herald: Shelters under pressure as homeless numbers soar

As city officials and volunteers spread across the city for the annual census of the homeless in Boston, Danielle Doherty stood outside the State Street MBTA station, where she has spent her nights since the summer. To read more from this story, click here.

NECN: How is Boston’s Homeless Population Doing?

Lyndia Downie and Karen LaFrazia talk about the rising costs making housing less and less affordable. Also describing the issues of “treating” homelessness with limited resources and the increasing numbers of the homeless. Watch the Video Here

Spare Change News:Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget

  Homelessness service providers across the Commonwealth are concerned they could face a tough year ahead, as the state budget proposal cuts nearly $800,000 from funds for the assistance of homeless individuals. On Tuesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The committee allocated about $44 million toContinue reading Spare Change News:Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget