More than a week after the Healey administration began placing shelter-seeking families on a waitlist, officials announced Monday that they will use part of the MBTA’s headquarters to temporarily house eligible families for whom no space is available.
The main points of contention between the House and Senate are how the $250 million needed to keep the state’s emergency shelter system afloat should be spent and whether the Legislature should do a favor for Robert Kraft.
The number of families housed in the state’s emergency shelter system hit Gov. Maura Healey’s limit on Thursday afternoon, triggering a new regulation that will allow the shelter system to begin to turn people away.
House leaders on Tuesday indicated they plan to give Gov. Maura Healey the $250 million she asked for in September to support the state’s cash-strapped emergency shelter program, but the money would come with specific directives on how all of it should be spent.
Massachusetts residents are strongly in favor of the state’s unique right-to-shelter law, but there is significantly less support for the law being used to provide emergency housing for migrants, according to a new CommonWealth Beacon poll.
House Speaker Ron Mariano offered some interesting advice to Gov. Maura Healey as she struggles to navigate the state’s emergency shelter crisis, urging her to declare an executive order tweaking the law as she sees fit.
Gov. Maura Healey’s administration is facing a lawsuit after the governor announced last week that the state would no longer guarantee housing for those protected under the state’s right-to-shelter law.
MASSACHUSETTS IS ALREADY struggling to keep pace with emergency housing needs for migrants, many fleeing unsafe political conditions in other countries. A new report from the state’s climate chief warns that the Commonwealth also needs to prepare to receive climate migrants and refugees from inside and outside of the US as global weather conditions become […]
GOV. MAURA HEALEY’S call for a cap on the state’s emergency shelter program received tepid support on Monday from the Senate president and House speaker, who said the federal solution the governor is hoping for to address the influx of migrants is unlikely to materialize any time soon because of the leadership void in the […]
THE RACE FOR a vacant central Massachusetts Senate seat between a Republican and a Democratic state representative could be an early indicator of whether the emergency shelter crisis in Massachusetts will reverberate politically. The issue certainly has potential. Massachusetts has an emergency shelter law that requires the state to provide shelter to homeless families with […]