Resources on Homelessness and Christian Hospitality

Housing Resource Guide  This is a wonderful guide to various forms of housing assistance available in Massachusetts (2008).

“Room for Christ” Dorothy Day writes on welcoming the stranger.

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless  This is the main advocacy group in the state. Their website has some excellent resources.

National Alliance to End Homelessness  This is the leading advocacy group regarding homelessness. Check out their fact sheet on Housing First.

Henry Nouwen and Hospitality. Nouwen’s always clear and profound!

Latest data on homelessness: 2016 report from HUD. Nationwide homelessness has declined by 15% between 2007 and 2016. Unfortunately, while Massachusetts has low levels of homelessness we are getting worse, not better. We have seen a 29.6% increase from 2007 to 2016!

Mobile Loaves and Fishes  This is a homeless ministry in Austin, Texas that does some wonderful work including development of “Community First!” The founder, Alan Graham has written a wonderful book on homelessness: “Welcome Homeless.”

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