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State Reduces Number of Homeless Families Sheltered in Motels, but Concerns Remain

State Reduces Number of Homeless Families Sheltered in Motels, but Concerns Remain

The state’s emergency assistance program is celebrating a decrease in families housed in hotels and motels—a problematic practice that Gov. Charlie Baker has pledged to eradicate—but critics say that the shift has its own set of flaws. Massachusetts is a right-to-shelter state, meaning it provides shelter to families,  including pregnant women who have no other

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