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Early Summer 2016: We have three different one-minute online actions for you to take, focused on supporting the Coalition's overall FY'17 budget priorities (updated 6-21-16), expanding the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) homelessness prevention program (updated 6-2-16), and passing House Bill 529 to improve the Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC) program. Please take three minutes and sign each of them!
June 21, 2016: There's Still Time to Weigh In! Help Advocate on Housing, Homelessness, and Safety Net Issues as the Legislature Finalizes the FY'17 State Budget
June 9, 2016: The Time is Now: Help Shape the FY'17 Conference Committee Budget! Advocate with Us for Housing and Homelessness Programs
June 2, 2016: Looking Ahead to Fiscal Year 2017:The Conference Committee Members Have Been Named to Iron Out the Differences Between the House and Senate Versions of the FY'17 State Budget
Sample Previous Alerts and Actions:
October 27, 2015: Please invite your legislators to join the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance for an Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day this Thursday, October 29th! (PDF and web version)
October 21, 2015: Join us next Tuesday at the State House to show your support for House Bill 529 to strengthen the Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children Program (EAEDC) (PDF and web version)
October 1, 2015: Sign Up Today for Next Week's Basic Benefits Training on Helping Families Access Emergency Assistance and Related Benefits! (PDF and web version)
September 25, 2015: Hot Off the Press: Update on the Campaign to Stop Eligibility Restrictions on Access to Family Shelter (PDF and web version)
September 14, 2015: One-Minute Activism: Stand Up with Families without Homes: Ask Your Legislators to Oppose EA Restrictions in the Supplemental Budget
September 10, 2015: Stand Up with Families without Homes: Ask Your Legislators to Oppose EA Restrictions in the Supplemental Budget (PDF and web version)
September 3, 2015: Accessing the Clothing Allowance: Increased TAFDC Benefits and Eligibility for the Month of September (PDF and web version)
July 31, 2015: Success! Thank You for Helping to Secure the Veto Overrides to Restore Funding for Unaccompanied Youth + MRVP! (PDF and web version)
July 15, 2015: Stand Up for Equal Rights! Join Us at the State House on 7/28 for a Hearing on a Bill of Rights for People Experiencing Homelessness
July 8, 2015: Budget Update: The FY'16 Conference Committee Report Includes Many Increases for Key Housing, Homelessness, and Benefits Programs!
June 17, 2015: Quick Action: Please Ask Your State Legislators to Participate in the Unaccompanied Youth Sign-On Letter to the Budget Conferees!
May 28, 2015: Help Shape the FY'16 Conference Committee Budget! Advocate with Us for Housing and Homelessness Programs
May 22, 2015: Senate Budget Update: Thank You for Helping Us Advocate for Key Senate Budget Amendments to Better Serve People Experiencing and At-risk of Homelessness!
May 15, 2015: The Senate Amendments Have Been Filed. Now Help Advocate for Their Inclusion in the Final Senate Budget!for Their Inclusion in the Final Senate Budget!
March 19, 2015: Update: More Action Is Needed! Please Help Ensure Adequate Funding for Family Homelessness Programs in the Pending Supplemental Budg et (PDF and web version)
March 4, 2015:Youth Without Homes Can't Wait! Help Us Obtain $4 Million in the FY'16 State Budget to Create Housing and Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
February 18, 2015: Just Over Two Weeks to Go! Register Today to Join Us at the State House on March 5th for Legislative Action Day 2015! (PDF and web version)
January 30, 2014: Join Us for our Month of Action to End Homelessness
November 5, 2013: Update on the House Welfare Debate: Please Contact Your State Representative Today in Support of Rep. Decker's Critical Welfare Reform Amendment! (For a version with active hyperlinks, click here.)
February 8, 2012: Reminder: Have a Heart for Unaccompanied Youth! Participate in our Valentine's Day Call-in Day to House Ways and Means!
February 1, 2012: Have a Heart for Unaccompanied Youth! Participate in our Valentine's Day Call-in Day to House Ways and Means!
January 26, 2012: Time to Take Action: Governor Patrick Has Released His Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Recommendations
December 29, 2011: Please Consider Making a Year-End Donation to Help Support the Coalition's A Bed for Every Child Initiative!
December 21, 2011: Online, On TV, and At the State House: Exciting Updates from the Coalition
December 14, 2011: EOHED Announces Public Hearings on FY'13 Budget
November 29, 2011: Executive Office of Health and Human Services to Hold FY'13 Public Budget Hearings
November 23, 2011: Good News for Thanksgiving! Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Bill Receives Favorable Report
November 7, 2011: Budget Update: Legislature Approves Supplemental Funding for the Emergency Assistance and HomeBASE Programs!
October 20, 2011: Update on Your Advocacy to Protect Access to Emergency Assistance and HomeBASE for Families Experiencing Homelessness!
October 19, 2011: Take Action to Protect Access to Emergency Assistance and HomeBASE for Families Experiencing Homelessness!
September 29, 2011: Legislative Briefing on Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Next Wednesday
September 1, 2011: Children's Clothing Allowance Campaign Victory and Public Hearings on DHCD's HomeBASE Program Regulations
August 18, 2011: Public Hearing on DHCD's HomeBASE Program Regulations, Monday, 9-12, in Boston
August 9, 2011: Coalition's Highland Kids Initiative Will Be Featured on Chronicle This Thursday, 8-11!
July 28, 2011: HomeBASE Information from DHCD
July 26, 2011: Next Steps on Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Bill
July 18, 2011: HomeBASE Information Session Has Been Rescheduled: Join Us at DHCD Next Monday, 7-25, in Boston
July 14, 2011: The Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Bill Will Be Heard at the State House Next Tuesday; Help Fill Gardner Auditorium!