Please see the link below for a new study on veteran homelessness by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
And please read below to join the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ campaign to end veteran homelessness
Join the Alliance’s Never Another Homeless Veteran Campaign
Ending homelessness among veterans is an achievable goal. Veteran homelessness has declined nearly 17 percent since 2009, and with continued funding and support, we can reach a day where every veteran has secure housing. We know what it will take to get there, and we have a plan. Will you join the Alliance and its partners in working toward a day when no veteran is without a home?
Thanks to Homes for Families for the following update on Welfare Reform:
The welfare bill is in conference committee which will work out the final bill between now and some time in January. Had the bill been rushed through, we are certain it would have included some very harmful provisions. We now have the opportunity to improve the bill, but this will take ongoing efforts on our part. We have a lot of work to do through the Holidays.
The calls and contacts that you all made to legislators had an important and significant impact. Without your outreach, it is likely that a potentially harmful bill would likely have been rushed through committee. Thank you for everything you have done and will undoubtedly continue to do to ensure that our state passes responsible and effective welfare reform!
We will be in touch about next steps. In the meantime, it would be great to thank legislators who supported improvements to the bill and let them know you will be following up.
Please find below notice of upcoming budget hearings for EOHED:
1. Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Fitchburg State University, Tower Room 314, Hammond Building, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg
2. Date: Thursday, December 19th
Time: 10:00 am -12 pm
Location: State House, Room 437, BostonEx