Category Archives: Housing first

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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‘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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