A waitlist for homeless families

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Last month, Governor Maura Healey announced that the state would cap the number of families guaranteed shelter in the state-run shelter system at 7,500 families. Last week, that cap was reached, which means qualifying families must now sit on a waitlist, prioritized based on safety and health concerns, until a slot opens up within the system.

WBUR Senior Health and Science Reporter Gabrielle Emanuel joins The Common with more on the waitlist process, and what options remain for families in need of shelter in Massachusetts.

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Darryl C. Murphy is the host of WBUR's daily news and culture podcast, "The Common."


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Katelyn Harrop is a podcast producer for WBUR's daily news and culture podcast, "The Common."



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