Author Archives: Jordan Frias

Boston Housing Authority announces 1,000 new vouchers for the homeless

Boston’s public housing agency is making 1,000 rental housing vouchers available to homeless folks looking for long-term housing. The Section 8 vouchers are the result of federal Housing Choice Program funding and will provide housing search assistance, stabilization services and funds for those moving into a home for the next six months, according to a

Pine Street Inn Bringing Housing to Jamaica Plain

One of the city’s most prominent homeless shelters is planning to bring 140 units of permanent supportive housing to Jamaica Plain. Pine Street Inn, the region’s largest homeless services provider, announced it is working with a nonprofit housing organization to create 225 new units of housing at 3368 Washington Street and is planning to file

R.I. bill aims to make cars pull over before giving to panhandlers

A Rhode Island state legislator who says she is worried about safety on the roads is again trying to limit how panhandlers can receive money from strangers. Deputy House Speaker Charlene Lima filed a bill that would fine drivers and passengers who pass anything out of their car window while in an active travel lane.