Another convert to Housing FirstThe number of homeless families housed in motels across Massachusetts is at a peak. This unfortunate statistic has prompted the state to admit that the approach it has used over the years to address homelessness has not solved the problem.
Massachusetts has shifted its approach on homelessness from a sheltering model to a "housing first" model. The state has overhauled its existing emergency shelter system and reorganized the state agencies that provide homelessness services.
Read more (by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murphy) here.