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Take Action to Fund Homeless Families

Dear friend,

Join Community Teamwork and the Massachusetts Commission for the Homeless to take action online to support increased, critical funding for the Emergency Assistance and RAFT programs, which serve children and families experiencing homelessness.

During the coldest time of the year, we cannot afford to ignore the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness. Your active support can make the difference for families in our community and across Massachusetts. Just in the Merrijmack Valley we have learned that over 300 families are living in hotels and motels and many more in shelters.

Click here to ask your State Representative and Senator for their active support for supplemental funding for two key programs serving families experiencing homelessness: the Seven Day Temporary Emergency Accommodations Program (SDTEA, part of the RAFT homelessness prevention line item 7004-9316) and the Emergency Assistance family shelters, motels, and services program (EA line items 7004-0101 and 7004-0103).

Click here to read the REGIONAL HOUSING NETWORK BLOG and learn more about the recent Statewide report on RAFT. On November 17, the RHN released the first ever statewide report on the Massachusetts Residential Assistance for Families in Transition, or RAFT, program.  All 11 administering agencies contributed to take a look at the impact of the program across the state.  Click on the link to our report to find out what we discovered  raftinmass2016web

Thank you for taking action!