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2016 Emergency Assistance Advocacy Guide

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

A Guide to Emergency Shelter and Rehousing Services for Homeless Families with Children in Massachusetts 

By Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, September 2016 Edition

As described by MCLE:

Using a simple question-and-answer format, this Guide leads advocates and homeless families through the rules governing eligibility for Emergency Assistance-the program that provides emergency shelter and rehousing services to homeless families with children in Massachusetts. Revised in September 2016, the Guide provides contact information for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the agency that administers the program, as well as special advocacy reminders to help families access these critical safety net services.

Read the October 2015 Guide online (with live links to the documents referenced in the Guide) 

Or, if you would prefer a hard copy, you can

  • Download a PDF of the September 2016 Guide (free)
  • Purchase a bound copy of the September 2016 Guide from MCLE ($9.95)