Author Archives: Jack Adams

Evicted with Six Months to Live

On Thanksgiving Day weekend, Fanchon Fetters came home from the hospital, having been just diagnosed with breast cancer. She found a warning on her bed for missing a meeting with her case manager, Verna Johnson. On December 18, she received a notice of termination from the program that provided her with housing at Heading Home,

Annual Census Shows Rise in Boston’s Homeless Families

BOSTON, Mass—On December 16, 2013, the Emergency Shelter Commission, cooperate with 350 volunteers, conducted their 34th annual census of Boston’s homeless population. The census found that there are 7,255 homeless people in Boston, including men, women and children. This is a 3.8-percent increase from the 2012 census, during which 6,992 homeless people were recorded. The