Sign-on letter addressing EA shelter crisis
Please see this message below from our housing unit colleagues, and consider signing onto this letter by 12pm Monday (Oct 30):
On October 16 Governor Healey announced that the state will no longer guarantee access to Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter for eligible children and families after October 31st. This comes as the EA program faces a large projected deficit and the number of families in shelter has jumped from approximately 3,800 families in January to 7,256 families tonight.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts of Massachusetts are partnering on a quick-turnaround sign-on letter to the Legislature urging them to immediately provide the supplemental funding needed to keep families safe and the doors to shelter open, while the state develops a more thorough response plan.
Please add your organization's name to the letter (here) -- before noon on Monday, October 30th, and share the sign-on letter form with allied organizations. We also hope you will join us in front of the State House on Tuesday for our Halloween Day action: https://mahomeless.
We are stronger together, and our communities are stronger when we stand with children and families.