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Mayor Walsh Announces Update on Plan to House Homeless Veterans

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Following up on his commitment to end veterans homelessness by the end of 2015, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that 367 homeless veterans have been housed since his Administration launched the program in July 2014

Clark bill addresses homeless and foster youth achievement gap

Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass) and Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced the Homeless and Foster Youth Achievement Act, legislation to help homeless and foster youth stay in school and achieve their academic goals. Currently, states collect and release data such as graduation rates broken down by race, disability, and income level to help schools identify achievement gaps and the challenges students face in school, and this bill would add homeless and foster youth status to the existing criteria

Mayor Walsh Celebrates Opening of New Homeless Shelter That Will Support Pathways to Permanent...

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today officially opened the City's new homeless shelter at 112 Southampton Street and announced the release of An Action Plan to End Chronic and Veteran Homelessness, the result of the Mayor's Task Force on Individual Homelessness.

Bustos Announces $200,000 in Funding for Homeless Veterans Across Central Illinois

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $200,000 grant for Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. in Peoria. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP). HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of homeless veterans.

House Releases FY2016 Budget Proposal with Significant Investments in Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention...

The House budget funds the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and other housing programs at $442.2 million. The budget includes increased investments in proven programs that help keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness, including

Massachusetts Launches Pay For Success Initiative to Reduce Chronic Individual Homelessness

Governor Deval Patrick today announced the launch of a Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative that will leverage philanthropic and private capital investments to reduce chronic individual homelessness, creating a new model of sustainable state support for chronically homeless individuals. The initiative will provide 500 units of stable supportive housing for up to 800 chronically homeless individuals over 6 years, improving the well-being of individuals while saving taxpayer dollars by reducing the utilization of costly emergency resources like shelter and Medicaid payments

Mayor Walsh Announces City has helped secure $3.8 million to help homeless and at-risk...

Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the City of Boston has helped secure $3.8 million in resources towards housing and preventing homelessness for veterans. The resources come in the form of a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for providing services to low- and very-low income veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and an award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of 85 rental assistance vouchers for the VA Supportive Housing Program (VASH), valued at approximately $870,000, to enable homeless veterans to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services

Mayor Walsh Announces New Federal Funding to Assist Boston’s Homeless

BOSTON - June 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Regional Administrator Kristine Foye and Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon, announced that the City of Boston has received an additional $1.2 million to provide permanent and transitional housing for 60 formerly homeless individuals and families. The new award is part of HUD’s Continuum of Care program, which awarded $140 million in grants yesterday to nearly 900 homeless assistance programs across the country.

AG Coakley Urges FHFA to Use Buyback Programs and Principal Reductions to Keep People...

BOSTON - May 16, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Saying in a letter file size 2MB today that the use of buyback programs and principal reductions are “key to helping homeowners recover from this foreclosure crisis,” Attorney General Martha Coakley urged the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to use buybacks or face legal action

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES NEW SUPPORT FOR JOB TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT READINESS SKILLS FOR HOMELESS AND...

BOSTON - April 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced $1 million in funding to connect homeless and low-income families with services to help some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens overcome barriers to work and succeed in life. These Secure Jobs Initiative grants will help connect them with suitable employers in jobs with long-term career pathways. The Governor made the announcement at the Jewish Vocational Services organization in Boston, which assists individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers

Mayor Walsh Releases Results of 2013 Homeless Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 3, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh visited a city-run shelter at Long Island today to meet guests and staff, to learn more about programs, and to release the findings of Boston’s 34thAnnual Homeless Census. Conducted six weeks ago by city officials, community leaders, and more than 350 volunteers, this year’s results show a 3.8% increase in the number of homeless men, women, and children in the City of Boston. The point-in-time count found 7,255 homeless persons, compared to 6,992 the previous year

“Shelter for all Genders” Report Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), is pleased to announce the release of “Shelter for All Genders: Best Practices for Homeless Shelters, Services and Programs in Massachusetts in Serving Transgender Adults and Gender Non-Conforming Guests.” This guide provides recommendations to agencies working with transgender and gender nonconforming persons in emergency and transitional shelters or services throughout the Commonwealth.

MassHousing’s Edward Chase Honored for His Efforts to End Homelessness

BOSTON - November 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing's Edward Chase has been honored by UMass Boston's Center for Social Policy for his efforts to end homelessness.

Patrick Administration Announces 6 Million to Support New Housing for Homeless Veterans

CHELSEA - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing the Patrick Administration’s commitment to improving housing infrastructure to support growth and opportunity throughout the state, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) today announced $6 million in affordable housing resources to build 44 new units of housing for homeless veterans in three communities across the Commonwealth.

Mayor Menino Announces New Homelessness Plan

Boston, MA - September 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Standing with members of the Leadership Council on Homelessness, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today released a detailed plan to house Boston’s homeless individuals and offer them the support they need to succeed. “Bringing Boston Home,” the City’s new plan, is the result of a four-year process during which members of the Leadership Council met regularly to discuss challenges still facing the homeless community, and set forth measurable outcomes to be achieved by the close of the three-year plan

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AG Healey Secures $2 Million in Restitution for 20,000 Massachusetts Homeowners...

One of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers will pay $2 million in restitution to resolve allegations that it violated state law and committed unfair and deceptive practices by charging Massachusetts homeowners for unnecessary fees and overpriced force-placed insurance policies, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today