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News Articles and Press Releases

Here is some of the media coverage of the Coalition's work. 


March 2015, Jimmy Tingle YouTube video: Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless & Ship Snow, Yo! 

March 10, 2015, State House News Service: Young lobbyists in push to fund homelessness law they helped pass

March 6, 2015, WGBH News: Baker's homelessness plan is much the same as Patrick's — but it just might work (and PDF)

March 5, 2015, State House News Service: Mix of optimism, concern in Baker budget for the homeless 

January 15, 2015, Boston Globe: Strict shelter rules for homeless families draw critics

January 12, 2015,  WGBH News: Charting Baker's course: Confronting the state's growing homeless population (article and video)

January 8, 2015, Boston Neighborhood Network News: Youth Homelessness: BNN News interviews Kelly Turley, Mass. Coalition for the Homeless (video)

January 7, 2015, Press release: The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Celebrates Passage of the Landmark Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Bill

January 7. 2015, Blue Nation Review: Victory! Massachusetts Governor took unprecendented step to help homeless youth

January 7, 2015, Stoneham Patch and Woburn Patch: Homeless youths receive support of Governor Patrick, Miley Cyrus

January 6, 2015, U.S. Uncut: Congratulations, Massachusetts! Governor signs bill to house homeless youth

January 6, 2015, Rainbow Times: MassEquality applauds Governor's signing of homeless youth bill


December 29, 2014, State House News Service/WWLP: Coverage of the Senate's passage of the unaccompanied youth homelessness bill within article "Bill bars extended confinement of mentally ill inmates"

December 19, 2014, Boston Globe: Ceremony honors those who died in Mass. without a home

November 26, 2014: Boston Globe: Baker outlines plan to address homelessnsess; Emphasizes permanent solution

November 22, 2014, WWLP-22 News: Massachusetts lawmakers working to help homeless youth

November 17, 2014, Greater Boston with Emily Rooney: Following shelter closure, homeless advocates push for solutions (article and video)

October 14, 2014, Coalition press release: The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and Representative Jim O’Day lead efforts to mark World Homeless Day at the State House

October 12, 2014, Old Colony Memorial: Community service: Newman spends summer volunteering (includes information about the Coalition's A Bed for Every Child program)

September 27, 2014, Waltham News Tribune: Waltham-based business donates $29k to homeless coalition

September 14, 2014, Sentinel & Enterprise: Homelessness on the rise in Massachusetts

August 25, 2014, Boston.com: Miley Cyrus’ VMA-acceptance speech on homeless youth hits hard in Mass.

May 28, 2014, Christian Science Monitor: Homelessness declines as new thinking fuels "giant untold success"

March 16, 2014, The Marblehead Reporter: Brotherhood Credit Union helps families stay warm

March 11, 2014, Taunton Daily Gazette and Fall River Herald News: Youth homelessness is a serious problem in Massachusetts: Taunton letter and Fall River letter

March 11, 2014, Concord Journal: Civic leaders strategize over homelessness

March 6, 2014, Boston Dig: Advocates explain how survival tactics block homeless youth from services

February 27, 2014, WWLP-Springfield: State lawmakers want more housing for homeless youth

February 23, 2014, New England Center for Investigative Reporting and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Homeless in motels: How some families are hanging on

February 23, 2014, New England Center for Investigative Reporting and the Eagle Tribune (North Andover):  Hotels for the homeless called a "quagmire"

February 15, 2014, The Enterprise (Brockton): Homeless man among friends in Brockton

January 12, 2014, Boston Globe: More young adults call the streets of Boston home



December 20, 2013, The Boston Pilot: Everyone deserves a place to call home

December 9, 2013, Boston Globe: Soaring rents are putting many families in peril

December 5, 2013, Rainbow Times: Local organizations shine on LGBTQ homelessness

November 26, 2013, Worcester Telegram & Gazette: As I See It: Ending youth homelessness

November 17, 2013, Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Letter to the Editor: Back youth homelessness bill

October 17, 2013, State House News: Families forced back to shelters as rental assistance program winds down 

October 9, 2013: RTN Federal Credit Union: RTN presents $22,206 raised from Walk Home 2013 to Mass. Coalition for the Homeless to help homeless teens

September 15, 2013, Boston Herald: Homeless schoolkids at 9-year high

July 16, 2013, State House News: Homeless teens call-on Mass. legislators for youth shelters

June 5, 2013, RTN Federal Credit Union: RTN’s Walk Home for homeless teens a success

May 12, 2013, Boston Globe: When home is a house of worship

May 12, 2013, Marblehead Patch: A Bed for Every Child presents the Bed Rock Benefit Concert

March 27, 2013, Worcester Telegram & Gazette: A Bed for Every Child program's mission

March 27, 2013, GoLocalWorcester: Worcester college students fighting homelessness

March 6, 2013, Revere Journal: Never having lost the art of knitting

February 22, 2013, Marblehead Reporter: Hillel, JCC students express themselves, help homeless

February 16, 2013, Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Homeless families huddle in hotels

January 16, 2013: MassEquality to Honor Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Bruins, MA Coalition for the Homeless, and Esmond Harmsworth at 2013 Icon Awards 

January 8, 2013: Boston Neighborhood Network News coverage of the Emergency Assistance family shelter crisis (starting at the 12:59 mark)


December 6, 2012, Marblehead Reporter: Marblehead latches onto A Bed for Every Child

November 23, 2012, Marblehead Reporter: Hillel students come to the rescue for Coalition for the Homeless

November 3, 2012, Lynn Daily Item: Local designers refurbish items, raise $5G at fundraiser

October 28, 2012, Marblehead Reporter: Marblehead designer to compete in challenge to benefit homeless

October 24, 2012, Worcester Telegram & Gazette: State Rep. James O’Day to get award for helping homeless

October 23, 2012, Worcester Magazine: O'Day to receive award for homeless advocacy and Go Local Worcester: Rep. O’Day honored for fight against homelessness

October 18, 2012, The Valley Advocate: Special report: No place to live

October 7, 2012, Boston Globe: A safety net that is leaving more people out

September 26, 2012, Lynn Daily Item: Help for homeless coalition part of Blue Cross' celebration (Plus photo gallery)

August 26, 2012, Taunton Daily Gazette and Fall River Herald News: Addressing homelessness among LGBT youth

August 1, 2012, The Rainbow Times: Making the unaccompanied homeless youth commission work for LGBT youth

July 27, 2012, Spare Change News: State puts new limits on homeless shelter access

June 27, 2012, Lynn Daily Item: St. Mary’s students raise $3,000 for homeless coalition

March 30, 2012, WWLP-Springfield: Homeless kids bussed to school unfunded

March 2, 2012, State House News Service/Wicked Local Hanover: Coalition: Mass. homelessness rates at "all-time high"


December 27, 2011, State House News Service/MassLive: Advocates for homeless people urge Patrick Administration to boost housing support

November 29, 2011, Salem Evening News: Homeless children deserve a good education, too

October 6, 2011, The Daily Free Press: Bay State aims to curb rising teen homeless rate


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