Senate Ways & Means Budget Cuts LGBTQ Young Adult Pilot
The Massachusetts Senate Ways & Means Committee released its Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Budget today. The budget includes a $200,000 cut that would completely defund the supportive housing pilot for LGBTQ young adults in the Home & Healthy for Good line item (7004-0104).This cut would result in the loss of housing and services for unaccompanied homeless LGBTQ young adults who are moving into housing this year through the pilot.
MHSA’s pilot program provides permanent supportive housing for LGBTQ young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in Greater Boston and Western Massachusetts, in partnership with the Youth on Fire program of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services, and Justice Resource Institute. This pilot combines the strengths of low-threshold housing with support services that are specifically tailored to the needs of LGBTQ young adults.
Now is the time to voice to the Senate that we are committed to addressing the disproportionate number of LGBTQ youth who are homeless and on the streets of our Commonwealth. Please take a moment to call Senate President Therese Murray and Senate Ways & Means Chairman Stephen Brewer to express your disappointment in their decision to cut this LGBTQ young adult pilot.

Take Action!
Please take a moment to call Senate President Therese Murray and Senate Ways & Means Chairman Stephen Brewer and express your disappointment in their decision to cut the LGBTQ young adult pilot from the Home & Healthy for Good line item (7004-0104).
Senate President Murray’s Office: 617-722-1500
Chairman Brewer’s Office: 617-722-1540
Please also take a moment to call your State Senator and ask him or her to call Senate President Murray and Chairman Brewer. To find out who your State Senator is,


If you are able to make a call, please let us know by contacting Caitlin Golden or 617-367-6447 ext. 28.


Thank you for your support at this critical time. We need your help to prevent the young adults in this pilot from losing their homes and their stability.

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