Public Policy

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has a rich three-decade history as a leader in the fight to prevent and end homelessness here in the Commonwealth. The agency is steadfast in our belief that homelessness can be resolved by supplying safe, affordable, permanent housing for the lowest income households and providing opportunities for families and individuals to build economic stability.  To achieve these goals, the Coalition and our members undertake campaigns in support of affordable housing, income and benefit programs, access to education, and emergency shelter.

To learn more about our unaccompanied youth homelessness campaign, please click here. To read the latest report of the Massachusetts Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, click here. To see the text of the youth homelessness bill, as signed into law by former Governor Deval Patrick on January 6, 2015, please click here: Chapter 450 of the Acts of 2014. Thank you for your years of work to help make this happen!

To participate in our Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children Program (EAEDC) bill campaign, please click here for the fact sheet (updated 9-8-15), endorsement form (PDF), an online fillable endorsement form, and an EAEDC data fact sheet. For more information, please contact Sr. Linda Bessom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-595-7570 x18.
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Current Policy Campaigns

Fall 2015 Supplemental Budget Campaign:

Information on the Coalition's 2015-2016 Bill Campaigns 
Preliminary Information on the Coalition's FY'17 Budget Campaigns