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While social distancing is the best way to overcome the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, it is compounding the crisis faced by more than 20,000 children and parents in Boston teetering on the edge of homelessness or living in shelters, cars, and emergency rooms. Sadly, the impact of short-term safety measures put in place to keep Boston […]
FAB President Larry Seamans on this year’s alarming Federal Homeless Census Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development releases a nationwide, state-by-state, city-by-city assessment of homelessness. This year’s recently released report reflects what FamilyAid Boston staff have tackled over the past few years – Massachusetts and Boston are facing a family homelessness […]
On any given night in Boston, there are 5,000 children experiencing homelessness; living in cars, shelters or doubled up with other families in extremely overcrowded apartments. And according to Boston Public Schools, there are another 900 children who could become homeless at any moment. Last year, with Boston experiencing record increases in the number of […]