Mayor Walsh Announces New Efforts To Combat Homelessness In Boston

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is out with a new plan to combat homelessness in the city.

The mayor said this week that he wants to raise more than $12 million from state, city and private resources to pay for streamlining housing and other services that have been provided by various independent programs fighting homelessness.

“Two points in the plan that jump out at me is, [one,] ending veterans’ homelessness by 2015,” Walsh said. “That’s something that we’re on the way to, and [two,] ending chronic homeless by 2018.”

The number of homeless veterans has dropped from 414 last year to about 60 today, according to the city. There are an estimated 600 chronically homeless people in the city.


Delores Handy Reporter
Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.



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