Category Archives: Ending Homelessness

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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Taking Care of Their Own: A New Plan to End Homelessness in DC | Poverty & Policy

Since 2007, the City of Washington, DC, has funded—from the City’s budget–a Voucher Program that provides 3,248 city funded Project Based and Mobile Housing Vouchers. Washington, DC is also working on a five year plan to end homelessness. A similar movement to end homelessness is occurring here in Boston that includes our coalition demands that Boston …

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Demand Boston Create 400 Housing Vouchers to Help End Homelessness!

Year after year the city’s homeless die in our streets. Warehousing the homeless in shelters is no solution, it doesn’t work! We say Enough!!! It has to stop! Join the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Save Our Section 8/City Policy Committee, Budget For All Coalition, among other groups, as we pressure City Council for …

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Media Release: March Of The Homeless

Media Release: Homeless March to Demand State Action on Homelessness, Opioid Addiction Crises Who: The homeless, the formerly homeless, and their supporters. What: March and Rally to Demand State “Intervention” to Reopen Long Island to End Opioid Addiction Crisis and Provide “Housing First” for the Homeless. Where: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (Woods Mullins Shelter, …

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Report: To Reduce Mass. Family Homelessness, Focus Less On Shelters | WBUR

A strategy for ending the crisis of homelessness here in the state? A new report makes some obvious but also interesting suggestions (including a Homelessness Tzar!). Read below or listen to this WBUR news report. More than 13,000 Massachusetts families applied for housing assistance during the last fiscal year. Gov. Charlie Baker has made tackling homelessness …

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Soft Spoken but Fierce: Tara at The State of the City Rally!

Check out BHSC’s Tara and her speech at the recent Boston People’s State of the City Rally (posted below or on You Tube). It was freezing cold but our Tara tells it like it is! She may be soft spoken but she is fierce. Go Tara! “Three months after the abrupt closure of the bridge …

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