The program has placed 20 families in one Braintree hotel.
The state Department of Housing and Community Development plans to end a program that places homeless families in hotels, including one in Braintree, according to the Boston Globe. The program, which started during the 1980s, would end by June 30, 2014. According to the most recent state figures, Braintree housed 20 families at Extended Stay America on Rockdale Street in 2011. With the closing of the program in 2013, the state plans to bolster efforts to find permanent housing and prevent homelessness, according to the Globe. However, housing advocates fear permanent housing for program participants may never be found. The decision comes as the economic downturn stretched the program to its 2,000 hotel room limit, according to the Globe…
The project was put together by Boston College High School.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Kalvin Silva of Braintree, a current junior at Boston College High School, was one of the 33 students who fed and befriended the hungry and homeless on the Boston Common in a homeless outreach program that runs every Thursday for 2 1/2 hours after school. This Project was founded by four curent seniors, under the guidance of Campus Minister, Ms. Jessica Meyer. Named the St. Louis Project after St. Louis of Toulouse, the group hopes to increase awareness of the human dignity of the homeless, hungry, and impoverished within our community, importantly advocating through our program respect and love for our brothers and sisters in need. “The St. Louis Project” says Meyer, “is both an interactive and spiritual project, in that it not only …