The Emergency Shelter Commission was established by Chapter 4 of the Ordinances of 1983. The Commission is under charge of a board consisting of the Director of Public Facilities, the Commissioner of Health and Hospitals, and three commissioners appointed by the Mayor. The Commission provides placement assistance services to those in search of emergency shelter and referral services to programs which serve meals and distribute clothing. The Commission also conducts research projects, provides statistical information concerning the homeless and publishes semi-annual reports. The Commission advocates for the needs of the homeless in public forums and before public agencies.
9703.001 Publication 1988-1989 1 volume
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One copy of publication "Boston's Comprehensive Policy for the Homeless" Winter, 1989-1990.