Massachusetts migrant-family shelter program kicks out greater than 20 folks for ‘inappropriate actions’


Greater than 20 folks have been kicked out of the state’s emergency migrant-family shelter program in current months for “inappropriate actions,” the Herald has realized.

The Massachusetts Government Workplace of Housing and Livable Communities lately despatched 22 “separation from household” letters to these within the Emergency Help household shelter program — expelling them whereas referring them to particular person grownup homeless shelters.

The Herald obtained these ejection letters via a public information request after discovering out {that a} 29-year-old man was reportedly booted from a resort housing migrant households in Marlboro, as a 16-year-old woman staying on the resort bought a restraining order in opposition to him.

Of the 22 current “separation from household” letters, 21 of them cited “inappropriate actions” within the migrant-family shelter program.

“The reason for the separate placement of (redacted name) is that it has come to our attention that you have taken some inappropriate actions that raise some concerns for the safety of the families currently in the EA program,” reads the boilerplate letter from Chris Thompson, undersecretary within the state’s Division of Housing Stabilization.

“These actions suggest a background that is not suitable for a program that house families,” the letter continues. “… I authorize (redacted name) to be referred separately to an individual adult homeless shelter. A list of individual adult homeless shelters is attached to this letter.”

The reason for the twenty second individual’s removing was blacked out.

“The reason for the separate placement of (redacted name) is based on (redacted),” that letter reads.

The emergency shelter system in Massachusetts homes greater than 7,500 households, together with migrants from different nations and native residents.

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