Category Archives: Housing Crisis

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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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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Boston2024’s Olympic Bid: Demonstrate Your Opposition Tonight!

Join members of Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee tonight at the first Public Meeting on Boston’s Olympic bid! We meet at 5:45 outside Suffolk Law School building at 120 Tremont St., Boston. City of Boston Mayoral Public Meeting on Boston2024’s Olympic Bid, Thursday, February 5th, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Suffolk Law School building , 120 Tremont St., Boston.  This will be …

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In a Boston Olympics, People Experiencing Homelessness Will Come in Last

An overview of the variety of reasons how the Olympics in Boston would negatively impact those who are homeless and low-income By Molly Richard  The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?” Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think …

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‘Housing First’ Policy for Addressing Homelessness Hamstrung By Funding Issues

Originally posted on Rachel M. Cohen:
Originally published in The American Prospect on January 27, 2015. _________ In an era of shrinking financial resources, policymakers, providers, and activists who work on homelessness prevention and care in the United States have been forced to develop new strategies. There was a time when officials at the Department of Housing…

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