Press Room

Here is a sampling of media coverage of the Coalition's work, as well as our press releases.

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April 1, 2020, Cambridge Community Television: Coronavirus Town Hall with State Representative Marjorie Decker

March 26, 2020, Boston University Daily Free Press
:Advocates push to make social distancing possible in homeless shelters

March 25, 2020, WGBH Radio: "In It Together" show focused on homelessness issues 

March 20, 2020, WGBH Radio:
 Massachusetts is unprepared should coronavirus hit the homeless, shelter operators say

March 20, 2020, Harvard Crimson: Cambridge homeless shelters fight to stay open amid coronavirus crisis

March 5, 2020, Boston University Daily Free Press: Number of homeless youth rising in Massachusetts (and PDF)

March 4, 2020, Everett Independent: DiDomenico speaks at Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Legislative Action Day (and PDF)

March 2, 2020, WGBH: Number of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Massachusetts soars, even as many go uncounted (and PDF)

January 28, 2020, Boston Globe: A dubious distinction: Massachusetts ranks first in growth of family homelessness (and PDF)

January 19, 2020, South Coast Today: St. Anne’s Credit Union hosts bed-building event (and PDF)

January 10, 2020, Cision PR Newswire: Liberty Mutual Insurance announces 19 grants in $5 Million effort to address youth homelessness in Boston (and PDF)

January 6, 2020, Boston 25 News:
Living in the shadows: High housing costs force some Massachusetts families to sleep in cars  (and PDF


August 21, 2019, PopCulture.Com: New England Patriots surprise 200 deserving children with beds in awesome tunnel video (and PDF)

August 20, 2019, Furniture World News: New England Patriots team up with Bob’s Discount Furniture and a Bed for Every Child Initiative (and PDF)

August 20, 2019, Furniture Today: Bob’s Discount Furniture and the New England Patriots host second annual Bed-Zone BASH at Gillette Stadium (and PDF)

July 23, 2019, Plainville Wicked Local: Sen. Rausch co-creates bill providing meaningful rights to the homeless (and PDF)

July 22, 2019, MassLive: Massachusetts budget aims to ease eligibility for homeless shelters (and PDF)

May 28, 2019, Spare Change News: IDs for the homeless are common sense (and PDF)

May 8, 2019, India New England News: India Association of Greater Boston organizes 5K Walk/Run to support Coalition for the Homeless (and PDF)

April 19, 2019, State House News/The Herald News: Rent arrearage campaign coverage - 
More spending could ease affordable housing crunch, advocates say (and PDF)

March 4, 2019, The Patriot Ledger: More families, elders have no place to call home (and PDF)

February 2, 2019, South Coast Today: Housing crisis fuels homelessness in Massachusetts (and PDF)

January 8, 2019, Boston Globe: Spikes to keep out homeless people? That’s outrageous (and PDF)

January 7, 2019, Boston Globe: Arlington asks MassDOT to remove spikes keeping homeless [people] from sleeping under Route 2 bridge (and PDF)

January 3, 2019, Homeless people slept under this Route 2 bridge. Then spikes were installed where they once rested. (and PDF)


December 21, 2018, MassLive/Springfield Republican: HUD homelessness report 'just the tip of the iceberg,' housing advocate says (and PDF)

December 10, 2018, Spare Change News: Ending youth homelessness (and PDF)

November 27, 2018, Worcester Telegram & Gazette: On Giving Tuesday in Worcester, Country Bank employees build beds for children (and PDF)

November 21, 2018, Newburyport News: Experts to discuss citizen advocacy in Port program (and PDF)

October 30, 2018, MassLive/Springfield Republican: Seasonal homeless shelters open Thursday; need still surpasses supply (and PDF)

October 15, 2018, Gloucester Times: Court stands behind effort to move homeless out of hotels (and PDF)

September 20, 2018, CU Insight: RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation present $21,000 to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (and PDF)

August 16, 2018, Boston Herald: Self-storage evictions point to larger crisis (and PDF)

August 16, 2018, Lynn Daily Item: What could be "bedder"? Lynn children rest easy thanks to a gift from the Patriots and Bob's Discount Furniture (and PDF)

August 13, 2018, WCVB 5-ABC: 5 for Good: 200 children get new beds courtesy of Patriots, Bob's Furniture (video)

August 13, 2018, WBZ 4-CBS Boston: Patriots give out 200 beds to children in need (article and video)

August 1, 2018, Spare Change News: House bill would waive fees, eliminate address requirements for state IDs (and PDF)

July 29, 2018, Beacon Hill Roll Call: Homeless [people] obtaining IDs (S. 2568) - Wicked Local Norwood and Wicked Local Dedham

June 28, 2018, Boston Globe: State considers new ID for homeless [people] (and PDF)

June 18, 2018, Brookline Patch: Tufts Health employees build beds for volunteer day

June 4, 2018, Danvers Patch: Walk Home 5K benefit slated for June 10 (and PDF)

May 4, 2018, Danvers Patch: Danvers charity walk will raise money for local kids

May 1, 2018, Boston University Daily Free Press: Walsh begins 4-month plan to lessen youth homelessness in Boston (and PDF)

March 3, 2018, Worcester Telegram & Gazette: State legislators, advocates push for more funding to help homeless (and PDF)

February 27, 2018, State House News (via Worcester Telegram): Chandler: State Senate 'ready to go' on housing bill (and PDF)

February 26, 2018, Associated Press: Homeless advocates to converge on Massachusetts State House (and PDF)

January 16, 2018, Saugus Advertiser: Saugus junior Julia Azzari supports Mass. Coalition for the Homeless ‘A Bed for Every Child’ program (and PDF)


December 28, 2017, State House News: Cold snap triggers extra efforts to keep people safe (and PDF)

December 21, 2017, Wicked Local Hanover: Despite report, some say homelessness still a big problem in Massachusetts (and PDF)

December 20, 2017, Wicked Local Somerville: Somerville's Naveo Credit Union receives visit from Tuck the Bear (and PDF)

December 19, 2017, Lynn Daily Item: Sacred Heart School students raise money to help the homeless have a place to sleep (and PDF)

December 18, 2017, CU Insight: Hanscom FCU employees raise $10,400 for children in need (and PDF)

December 15, 2017, New England Sports Network Sports Today: Bruins team up with Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to donate beds to kids in need (video)

December 15, 2017, The Salem News: Peabody event highlights Bed for Every Child campaign (and PDF)

December 15, 2017, Lynn Daily Item: Kids skate with Bruins mascot for a good cause (and PDF)

December 4, 2017, PR Web: Boston Bruins and Bob's Discount Furniture "Dream Big" for A Bed for Every Child (and PDF)

December 4, 2017, Boston Globe: Salem State students constuct 50 beds for children living in poverty (and PDF)

December 4, 2017, The Salem News: Good night's sleep goal of Build-A-Bed Challenge

November 27, 2017, The Sun-Chronicle: Bill would help homeless youth get an ID (and PDF)

November 16, 2017, Wicked Local Hamilton: NDCC gives homeless children a place to rest their head (and PDF)

November 16, 2017, Business Wire: PAN Communications announces PANcares philanthropy program

November 14, 2017, Boston University Daily Free Press: Legislators hear bill pushing for increased access to IDs for the homeless (and PDF)

October 14, 2017, Eagle-Tribune: RTN Federal Credit Union, RTN GoodWorks Foundation assist the homeless (and PDF)

October 10, 2017, Spare Change News: Boston seeks consultant in push to end youth homelessness (and PDF)

October 10, 2017, Boston Herald: Boston campaign aims to end youth homelessness (and PDF)

September 21, 2017, Boston Neighborhood Network News: Bill aims at fewer hurdles to family shelter (video)

September 18, 2017, Boston 25 News: Proposed bill changes requirements for homeless families needing assistance (video and text)

August 22, 2017, New England Cable News' "The Take": Homeless families and shelter shortage (video)

August 22, 2017, WWLP-22 News: Lawmakers push to change emergency shelter eligibility for homeless families (video and text; PDF)

August 22, 2017, Associated Press: Advocates balk at stay-on-street rule to qualify for shelter-on-street rule to qualify for shelter (PDF)

August 22, 2017, MassLive/The Republican: Advocates hope to ease eligibility for Massachusetts emergency homeless shelters (and PDF)

August 22, 2017, Nightside: Is Massachusetts failing families in need? (text and audio)

July 26, 2017, Spare Change News: Accessing services still a challenge for homeless youth

July 16, 2017, Community Advocate: Thank you from RTN Federal Credit Union

May 16, 2017, CUInsight: Massachusetts credit unions continue legacy of support to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

March 5, 2017, Boston Globe editorial: Lifting a burden on the homeless (and PDF)

February 27, 2017, WWLP-22 News: Tearful families share stories of homelessness at State House

February 25, 2017, Coalition press release: Speaking Out for Housing, Homelessness Prevention, and Solutions: Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and Representative Jim O’Day to Host Legislative Action Day Tomorrow at the State House (PDF)

February 5, 2017, WGBH News: Homeless families turn to emergency rooms for shelter - text/audio (and PDF)

January 29, 2017, Boston Globe: Baker would restrict eligibility for welfare program  (and PDF)

January 26, 2017, Boston Globe: Baker budget includes $300m from new fee on businesses (and PDF; article includes information on proposed increased funding for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program)

January 16, 2017, Spare Change News: RAFT program prevents homelessness, saves taxpayers millions (and PDF)


December 28, 2016, Spare Change News: At final HYPET meeting of the year, advocates talk mid-year budget cuts and homeless bill of rights

December 26, 2016, Beverly Wicked Local: CHMWarnick fundraises for A Bed for Every Child

December 23, 2016, Berkshire Edge: News brief: Rep. Pignatelli champions homeless bill of rights

December 23, 2016, Berkshire Eagle: Homeless [people] have rights that merit protection

December 22, 2016, WCVB Boston: 5 for Good: Holiday effort to build 250 beds for kids

December 21, 2016, Radio Boston: Homeless families suing Governor Baker over emergency housing

December 15, 2016, Boston Globe: Baker administration accused of denying shelter to homeless mothers (and PDF)

December 10, 2016, Spare Change News: Some advocates see holes in HUD data, argue that homelessness may not be on the decline (and PDF)

November 17, 2016, Christian Science Monitor: U.S. homelessness declines: What's working? (and PDF)

November 11, 2016, WGBH News: Working and homeless in Boston: One mother's story

November 11, 2016, The GroundTruth Project: For Boston's working homeless, a job is not enough

November 8, 2016, Lynn Daily Item: Compassion embedded in Nahant Woman's Club

October 22, 2016, Boston Herald: Housing options needed for poorer at-risk youths

October 18, 2016, Coalition press release: Working to ensure that families experiencing homelessness do not have to sleep in places not meant for human habitation  

July 18, 2016, Coalition press release: Promoting dignity and opportunity for people experiencing homelessness: The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless sponsors State House call-in days and legislative briefing in support of passage of House Bills 529 and 1129 (PDF)

June 20, 2016, Boston Globe: Costs at heart of emergency shelter eligibility debate (and PDF)

May 17, 2016, Boston Globe: Massachusetts Senate unveils $39.5 billion budget (and PDF)

May 2, 2016, Spare Change News: Third annual homeless youth count begins around Massachusetts (and PDF)

April 26, 2016, Boston Globe: State drops plans to evict Iraqi refugee family from motel (PDF and related article)

April 17, 2016, Arlington Advocate: Officials say camping bylaw aims to keep public safe (and PDF)

April 16, 2016, Concord Journal: Homeless advocates call for housing reform at Concord forum (and PDF)

April 8, 2016, Spare Change News: Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless' Furniture Bank celebrates 30 years

February 24, 2016, Arlington Advocate: Advocate: Law would criminalize homelessness in Arlington (and PDF)

February 20, 2016, Wicked Local Framingham: Homeless advocates call for change (and PDF)

February 18, 2016, WCVB Channel 5: 5 for Good: Boy Scout's project is helping keep kids warm

January 10, 2016, Berkshire Eagle: Our Opinion: Pass bill protecting rights of homeless (and PDF)

December 30, 2015, Spare Change News: Advocates seek to strengthen long-ignored aid program (and PDF)

December 28, 2015, Spare Change News: 125 names: Homeless memorial day in Boston

December 15, 2015, State House News: Committee approves homeless bill of rights (and web version via the Fall River Herald News)

December 15, 2015, Spare Change News: Massachusetts advocates consider call for homeless emergency (and PDF)

October 27, 2015, State House News Service: Homeless youth to advocate this week

October 5, 2015, WGBH News: Gov. Baker takes solving homelessness to task (and PDF)

September 28, 2015, Community Advocate: RTN Federal Credit Union presents $25,000 to Mass. Coalition for Homeless (and PDF)

September 25, 2015, Boston Globe: House Speaker scuttles Baker plan on homelessness (and PDF)

September 17, 2015, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Fair housing case may push "disparate impact" limits

September 15, 2015, Boston Globe: Baker’s plan for homeless concerns advocates

August 6, 2015, The New Bedford Standard-Times/South Coast Today: Coalition seeks "Homeless Bill of Rights" in Massachusetts

August 6, 2015, The Rainbow Times: State votes to override Gov. Baker's veto to support homeless youth

July 31, 2015, Coalition press release: The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and Partners Celebrate the Legislature’s Restoration of Funding for Housing and Services for Unaccompanied Youth and for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

July 25, 2015, Associated Press/WWLP Channel 22: Governor Baker taking some heat for some of his budget vetoes

July 22, 2015, Coalition press release: The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Encourages the Legislature to Override Governor Baker’s Vetoes to Restore Funding for Housing and Services for Unaccompanied Youth and the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

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

March 4, 2015, Coalition press release: Taking Action Together to End Homelessness: The Coalition and Representative Jim O’Day to Host Legislative Action Day Tomorrow, March 5th at the State House

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, 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