Author Archive: ATTITUDE!

October 7th: Long Island Closure Anniversary Action! Join Us!

Please join us on Friday, October 7th, to acknowledge the ongoing harm and hardship caused by the closure of Long Island on the lives of those individuals who were impacted AND demand swift action from the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts. 9:00AM Rally & Speak Out at Recovery Road at the corner of …

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Hey Harvard! Pay Up! The Homeless Need Housing!

Having recently raised $7 BILLION, Harvard University’s endowment is now approaching $40 BILLION! That’s a lot of excess moola for a non profit organization to have on hand (is Harvard a school or a hedge fund?). Despite Harvard’s mind blowing wealth, it has not payed $2.6 million that it owes to Boston through the city’s Payment …

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City funded housing vouchers? It’s time Boston.

A city funded housing voucher program to help end homelessness? Well, they created one in Washington DC. Waltham is even starting its own program to help alleviate the city’s homeless and housing crisis. For over a year now, Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, ACT UP/Boston, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Save Our Section 8 and other groups …

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The Longest Night: Speak Out, Holiday “Carols”, Candlelight Vigil for The Homeless, Monday, Dec 21st.

  For many the winter solstice is a welcome sign of holiday celebrations to come. But for the homeless, it means 14 hours, 53 minutes, and 43 seconds of darkness — the longest night of the year and a reminder of the long, cold Winter yet to come. There are over 7,000 homeless people in …

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Monday, Dec 21st: Annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service

Join BHSC, faith leaders, the homeless, outreach workers, service providers and community leaders for the 26th Annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service. Dec, 21st at Noon Church on the Hill 140 Bowdoin St, Boston There will be a luncheon following at 1:00 PM. Afterward, join BHSC for lobbying at City Hall, followed by a Speak Out and Candlelight Vigil …

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Gown to Town: Drop Dead! Wednesday March/Rally Over Death of the Fenway.

For decades, the institutional expansion of Boston’s colleges and hospitals has greatly decreased the city’s available housing making it that much more expensive for residents to find an affordable place to live. The end result? Displacement and often homelessness! Here is a recent and reprehensible example. They Did WHAT?! In the Summer of 2014, Berklee College of …

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BHSC 24-Hour Fast in Solidarity with People Experiencing Homelessness

Starting 12 noon Thanksgiving Eve til noon Thanksgiving Day, BHSC members and our allies will be fasting in solidarity with people experiencing homelessness. Join us in our protest as we demand that the city improve and increase services including safe, sanitary and dignified shelter, and a city-funded housing voucher program. Find out more here.

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Media Release: Bridge Closure One Year Anniversary Day of Action & Observance

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Oct 8th: Long Island Bridge Closure Anniversary – Day of ACTION and OBSERVANCE

We are coming up on a year since Mayor Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission condemned the bridge leading to Long Island, hastily shuttering the city’s largest homeless shelter and several vital stabilization and recovery programs for those seeking treatment for addiction. Since then, little has been done in the way of meaningful action …

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Joint Committee on Housing Public Hearing July 28: Please Attend

From our friends at Homes For Families on an event at the State House this week: On Tuesday, July 28th the Joint Committee on Housing, led by Chairwoman Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Chairman Representative Kevin Honan will be hosting a public hearing on bills relative to housing and homelessness. HFF staff will be providing …

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