From Boston Globe: ‘This is Completely Different: Hotel Shelter Housing Over 40 Migrant, Homeless Families Reflects Growing Need.
The Boston Globe shared a look at life for families living at Catholic Charities Inn, a temporary emergency shelter that opened the last week of June in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) to address the increasing demand for shelter across the state. As a right to shelter state, Massachusetts has a legal obligation to provide care for families experiencing homelessness.
“It’s a program the state has had to rapidly expand since the beginning of the year as a growing influx of migrants fleeing turmoil and poverty in places like Haiti and Central and South America has intersected with a protracted housing crisis that makes it nearly impossible for many new arrivals to find affordable shelter.
A safe place to sleep offers families the stability to start and build a new life — something staff say is crucial to eventually moving people out of shelters and into the larger community.”
Catholic Charities Inn is the largest shelter operated by Catholic Charities Boston. Read the full article in the Globe here.