Homelessness & Poverty articles

Vulnerable homeless targets highlight pervasive issues

A letter to the Orange County, California, District Attorney regarding the recent arrest of the alleged “serial killer” of four homeless men in Orange County, former Marine Itzcoatl Ocampo. District Attorney Rackauckas: I am a rehabilitation psychologist. My areas of specialty are psychiatric disabilities and brain injuries. I interned on the Psychology Service at the

PATRICK PLANS CAP ON HOUSING AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE PAY, OTHER REFORMS

By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 21, 2012. On the heels of revelations that the former Chelsea Housing Authority executive director concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary from the state, Gov. Deval Patrick will propose in his budget next week to impose new reporting and auditing requirements on

Helping the Homeless Weather The Cold

By Jim Greene Emergency Shelter Commission, Boston Public Health Commission In this season of extreme cold weather and wind chills in the single digits, it is more important than ever that everyone remains vigilant to help the most vulnerable among us. Hypothermia and frost-bite set in extremely quickly at sub-freezing temperatures, and homeless people are

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