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In The News

  • 'We're Not Going Back To Crowded Shelters': The Scramble For Space
    October 19, 2020 | "We want to be here for people," Downie said. "But at the same time, if we go back to the numbers we had before — even with the personal protective equipment, even with the work we've done on cleaning and sanitation — the COVID numbers are going to go up, and we're going to put people at risk. And we have a lot of people here who are older — you know, a lot of people have preexisting conditions."
  • Pine Street Inn leases former hotel to help social distancing during coronavirus pandemic
    July 14, 2020 | The lease of the former hotel will last for a year, with the program aiming to use it as a “bridge to permanent housing” for its guests. The measures to de-densify Pine Street have been successful, with the Inn’s president & executive director Lyndia Downie recently telling WBUR’s Lynn Jolicoeur that the positive test rate has fallen to two percent from the 36 percent rate in April.
  • Former Mass. Ave hotel to become temporary homeless shelter
    July 14, 2020 | A former hotel will be welcoming 180 new guests starting next week as it transforms into a temporary homeless shelter. Pine Street Inn secured a one year lease at 891 Massachusetts Ave., most recently a Best Western Plus, to avoid shelter overcrowding. The people who will be moving to the location in Roxbury, near the South End line, are coming from Suffolk University’s Miller Hall, where they were moved in April during efforts to avoid overcrowding at homeless shelters across Boston.
  • Globe: Pine Street Inn preparing to move homeless from Suffolk dorm
    July 13, 2020 | The Pine Street Inn is preparing to relocate the homeless people who have been housed at a Suffolk University dorm since April to a hotel that the organization has leased for the next year, according to Pine Street’s director. “This will be a replacement for Suffolk University dorm as a way to keep social distancing,” said Pine Street Inn’s executive director, Lyndia Downie. Starting next week, the shelter plans to bring 180 of the 230 people housed at Suffolk to 891 Massachusetts Ave., she said. A year-long lease of the address, which is listed as a Best Western hotel, will hopefully give the organization enough time to find permanent housing solutions for all of them, Downie said in a phone interview Sunday.
  • WBUR: Boston's Pine Street Inn Secures Hotel Building In Effort To Control Coronavirus
    July 13, 2020 | The largest homeless shelter in Boston, Pine Street Inn, has acquired a new property for some of its guests as part of a plan to avoid shelter overcrowding and another surge of the coronavirus. "We cannot go back to an [overcrowded] environment like that, because we will just be back to a spread of the virus," Downie said.

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