There are three major structural problems out of the control of impoverished individuals that best explain the rise of homelessness in Massachusetts: savage cuts to our state mental health system, an economy that creates large numbers of bad low-wage jobs, and the destruction of affordable housing.
“First we saw that people were homeless and needed a place to stay. Then we saw that they were hungry and they needed food. Then we figured out that people needed permanent housing. And then jobs.”
From Martha’s Vineyard to Boston to Los Angeles, the small home movement struggles for acceptance at the end of the road
"They are the faces of the “displacement crisis."
Focusing on overcrowding in this arguably discriminatory fashion hurts students who can hardly afford rent to begin with
With such precedents in mind, it’s important to keep watch as younger actions blossom, and as veteran activists find new direction.
If you lived here, you’d be homeless by now.
Regardless of some blessed future prospect, the temporary truth is that the closing of Long Island is a nightmare.
As the weather cools, it's more important than ever to keep up on the plight of Boston's homeless, many of whom relied on services provided at the Long Island Shelter, which has now been closed for more than a month due to bridge infrastructure issues.
Given the opportunity to publicly address the grievances leveled against him, City Realty Co-Owner Steve Whalen stood at the microphone, pulled his pants down, and covered the entire chamber in a diarrhea tsunami.