The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) is an organization working to support individuals in unstable living conditions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Velasquez, Henry Ashworth, and Emma Hartswick are investigating current policies protecting individuals in unstable living situations (e.g. motels, sober homes, places not covered by moratorium, halfway houses, etc.) and working to include these protections in legislation.
Brendan Eappen & David Velasquez are investigating opportunities to de-densify homeless shelters by establishing temporary shelters in local schools, recreational centers, etc.
David Velasquez, Henry Ashworth, Emma Hartswick, Michelle Lee, & others are investigating whether Harvard-owned Hotels can be utilized by BHCHP to house homeless patients.
Considering other opportunities for students to volunteer or otherwise support homeless shelters in the area – working with Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Collaborators – Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital task force, BHCHP