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2016 Emergency Assistance Advocacy Guide

A Guide to Emergency Shelter and Re-housing 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.

A bound copy of the September 2016 Guide is available for purchase from MCLE ($9.95).  You can also download a PDF of the complete October 2015 Guide from the masslegalservices website for free.


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