Homeless Families in Massachusetts
BOSTON September 23, 2008 – Many housing advocates say Massachusetts is facing a crisis in family homelessness. All of the state’s emergency shelter beds for families are taken, and that’s forced officials to resume the practice of housing families in hotels and motels.
What started out with a handful a year ago has now ballooned to more than 500 families living in hotels and motels around the state.
Approximately 70 of these homeless families are living at the Gateway Inn.