Author: Aneri Pattani

  • Lawsuit accuses Baker administration of denying shelter to homeless families

    Lawsuit accuses Baker administration of denying shelter to homeless families

    Naikis Cepeda is often forced to answer a question from her children that no parent ever wants to face: why don’t we have a home? The 28-year-old mother of two has confronted this question several times since her abusive husband abandoned her, leaving the family homeless. On nights when she was denied emergency shelter from […]

  • Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget

    Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget

    Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts Homelessness service providers across the Commonwealth are concerned they could face a tough year ahead, as the state budget proposal cuts nearly $800,000 from funds for the assistance of homeless individuals. On Tuesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The committee allocated about $44 […]

  • Mayor Walsh Announces New Funding for Homelessness Services

    Mayor Walsh Announces New Funding for Homelessness Services

    Photo: Zengzhang Wang As part of his goal to end chronic homelessness in Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh pledged $1.3 million in his proposed budget for next year to fund homelessness services. The proposal includes $150,000 for “front-door triage,” which will allow staff at shelters around the city to find the best way to help […]