Homelessness & Poverty articles

NEW STATE FORECLOSURE HOTLINE RECEIVING UP TO 300 CALLS A DAY

By Michael Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 3, 2012….Distressed Massachusetts residents have pounded a week-old state hotline with as many as 300 calls a day seeking assistance to prevent their homes from being foreclosed upon. “We’ve gotten about a 1,000 phone calls,” Attorney General Martha Coakley told Fox 25 during an

Activists See Homeless Teens as Growing Problem in Massachusetts

By Colleen Quinn STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 18, 2012…..Diamond McMillion vividly remembers constantly feeling cold when she became homeless at 16 years old. For the first two years she lived on the streets – sleeping in elevator shafts, under bridges, in parks – she could not shake the cold. “There was

SETTLING FOR LESS

James Shearer Spare Change News A couple of days ago I participated in a forum, The MetroWest Homelessness Forum in Wellesley (Yes there is homelessness in Wellesley.) It was inspiring. I felt a ray of hope, which is pretty unusual these days. Most of the time when I go to an event like this with

Settling for Less

James Shearer Spare Change News A couple of days ago I participated in a forum, The MetroWest Homelessness Forum in Wellesley (Yes there is homelessness in Wellesley.) It was inspiring. I felt a ray of hope, which is pretty unusual these days. Most of the time when I go to an event like this with

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