Policy Alerts

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Current Alerts and Online Actions: 

September 9, 2016: One-minute online action in support of passing House Bill 1129 to create a bill of rights for people experiencing homelessness

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 25, 2015: Update: Thank You for Asking Your State Legislators to Participate in the Unaccompanied Youth Sign-On Letter to the Budget Conferees!

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 13, 2015: Take ActionPlease Help Ensure Adequate Funding for Family Homelessness Programs in the Pending Supplemental Budget

March 12, 2015: Gratitude and Updates: Thank You for Your Support on Legislative Action Day + Analysis of the Governor's Budget Recommendations for Key Housing and Homelessness Programs

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)

December 17, 2014: Help Support the Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Bill! Please Ask Your Senator to Sign onto the Letter to Senate Ways and Means Today!

December 11, 2014: Great News! The Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Bill Has Passed in the House and is Moving onto the Senate!

November 25, 2014: Thanksgiving Week Gratitude and Simple Actions You Can Take to Help Address Homelessness!

November 17, 2014: Reminder: Join in Our Call-In Day Today to Help the Youth Homelessness Bill Move Even Closer to the Finish Line!

November 4, 2014: Join Us to Improve Benefits and Quality of Life for EAEDC Program Participants!

September 5, 2014: Youth Without Homes Can't Wait: Participate in Our Photo Action to Help Pass House Bill 135!

October 22, 2014: Important Housing Notice: Waiting List Openings for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

August 26, 2014: Helping Families Access the TAFDC Children's Clothing Allowance: Increased Welfare Benefits and Eligibility for the Month of September

June 30, 2014: The Conference Committee Members Have Released Their FY'15 Budget Recommendations

June 18, 2014: Last Call! Help Shape the FY'15 Conference Committee Budget by Advocating with Us for Housing and Homelessness Programs!

June 9, 2014: Youth Without Homes Can't Wait! Please Ask Your Legislators to Sign onto Rep. O'Day's Letter to Chairman Dempsey in Support of House Bill 135!

June 5, 2014: Youth without homes can't wait! Help us end youth homelessness by supporting House Bill 135!

June 4, 2014: Looking Ahead to Fiscal Year 2015: The Conference Committee is Meeting Now to Iron Out the Differences Between the House and Senate Versions of the FY'15 State Budget

May 27, 2014: Outcomes from the Senate budget debate: Please thank your State Senator for supporting key housing and homelessness amendments!

May 15, 2014: Take action! Please call your State Senator to support amendments to the Senate Ways & Means budget!

February 25, 2014: Standing together, taking action to end homelessness: Weigh in with your State Legislators as we mark the Coalition's Legislative Action Day!

February 20, 2014: "Standing Together, Taking Action to End Homelessness": Sign up today to join us next Thursday for Legislative Action Day 2014!

February 13, 2014: Weigh in Today with Your State Senator to Push for Important Provisions in the Pending Supplemental Budget!

February 12, 2014: Updates and Actions: Pre-Legislative Action Day Training Call, Supplemental Budget Advocacy, and More

January 30, 2014: Join Us for our Month of Action to End Homelessness

January 24, 2014: Help Secure Funding for Two Key Programs Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness!

January 23, 2014: Governor Patrick Has Released His Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Recommendations

November 19, 2013: Stand with Low-Income Families: Take Action as the Legislature Gets Ready to Vote on Welfare Reform Measures!

November 14, 2013: Ask Your Legislators to Take Action to Continue to Protect Families Experiencing Homelessness by Extending the New SDTEA Program

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.)

October 2, 2013: Please Invite Your State Legislators to Mark World Homeless Day with the Coalition Next Thursday, October 10th!

August 22, 2013: Campaign to Strengthen Assistance for the Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children Program (EAEDC)

August 20, 2013: Important Information for Families Timing Out of the HomeBASE Rental Assistance Program

August 8, 2013: Save the Date! Forum on Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness, November 8th in Worcester 

July 25, 2013: Implementation of Key Housing and Homelessness Provisions Within the Fiscal Year 2014 State Budget

July 1, 2013: Happy New Fiscal Year! The Legislature Has Finalized the FY'14 Budget

May 20, 2013: Please Ask Your State Senator to Actively Support Key FY'14 Budget Amendments!

May 15, 2013: Looking Ahead to FY'14: The Senate Ways & Means Committee Has Released Its Budget Recommendations for the Upcoming Year

May 6, 2013: Tomorrow: Participate in a Call-In Day to the State Senate in Support of Emergency Assistance and HomeBASE!

April 25, 2013: The House Has Finalized Its FY'14 Budget Recommendations. Now It Is on to the Senate!

April 22, 2013: Take Action Today! Ask Your State Representative to Actively Support Key Amendments to the House Ways & Means Budget!

April 11, 2013: Looking Ahead to FY'14: The House Ways & Means Committee Has Released Its Budget Recommendations for the Upcoming Year

December 20, 2012: Save the Date! Please Plan to Join Us at the State House on February 27th for Our Legislative Action Day/Youth on the Hill Day

December 5, 2012: Early December News: Implementation of New Shelter Regs, FY'14 Budget Hearings, FY'13 Budget Cuts and Requests, and More

November 19, 2012: Participate in a Statewide Call-in Day Tomorrow, 11/20 to Push Back Against New Family Shelter Eligibility Restrictions!

October 4, 2012: Call to Action: Public Hearings on 10/22 and 10/25 on New Family Shelter Eligibility Restrictions

August 20, 2012: August Updates: RAFT Homelessness Prevention Program is Back and First Phase of Family Shelter Restrictions Are in Effect

July 18, 2012: Your Action Needed to Halt DHCD's Proposed Eligibility for Emergency Assistance Shelter!

July 9, 2012: Governor Patrick's Budget Signing Decisions + New Supplemental Budget Request

June 28, 2012: Contact the Governor to Ask Him to Support Key Elements of the Conference Committee Budget!

June 18, 2012: Last Call! Speak Up for Housing and Homelessness Issues in the Conference Committee Budget!

June 11, 2012: Speak Up for Housing and Homelessness Issues in Conference Committee!

June 1, 2012: Outcome of Priority Budget Amendments for Housing and Homelessness Issues

May 22, 2012: Senate Debate Alert: Please Call Your Senator Today to Support Key Housing and Homelessness Amendments

May 17, 2012: Time to Take Action! The Senate Ways and Means Committee Has Released Its FY'13 Budget Recommendations

May 1, 2012: The Final Outcome of the House Budget Debate. Your Advocacy is Needed on the Senate Side!

April 23, 2012: Weigh in Today with Your State Representative to Win Key Improvements to the House Budget Proposal!

April 12, 2012: Time to Take Action! The House Ways and Means Committee Has Released Its FY'13 Budget Recommendations 

February 28, 2012: Our Legislative Action Day is TOMORROW! Will you "Leap into Action to End Homelessness"?

February 21, 2012: Countdown to Our 2/29 Legislative Action Day! Will You Join Us to "Leap into Action to End Homelessness"?

February 13, 2012: Reminder: Join Us Tomorrow for Our Unaccompanied Youth Call-in Day and on 2/29 for Legislative Action Day!

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!

 

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