The Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee (BHSC) is a group of individuals including folks who are currently and formerly homeless, service providers and concerned citizens that was formed following the closure of Long Island on October 8th. Through negotiaton, demonstration and direct action BHSC fights for both the immediate needs of those who are currently homeless in Greater Boston including humane and dignified treatment in shelters and improved shelter condtions as well as long-term solutions to homelessness including increased low-income housing, expanded voucher programs and housing first initiatives.