An Advocacy from the Mass. Coalition for the Homeless:

There’s Still Time!
Help Us Address Homelessness and Poverty:
Please Ask Your State Senator and State Representative to Co-Sponsor Three Important Bills!

The deadline for House co-sponsors and initial Senate co-sponsors has been extended until Monday due to the blizzard.

As the 189th Legislative Session begins, we are asking for your help in reaching out to your State Senator and State Representative to ask for their support for three bills addressing critical gaps in resources for people experiencing homelessness and other low-income households.  

Specifically, we are requesting that you ask your legislators to co-sponsor the three following bills:
  • An Act Relative to Assisting Elders and People with Disabilities in the Commonwealth 

    Lead sponsors: Representative James O’Day and Senator Patricia Jehlen

    House Docket Number 2741

    An Act Providing a Homeless Bill of Rights

    Lead Sponsor: Representative William Smitty Pignatelli

    House Docket Number 691

  • An Act to End Child Homelessness

    Lead sponsor: Representative Denise Provost

    House Docket Number 231

Additional information about these bills is below. To find out who your elected officials are, please go to The State House switchboard number is 617-722-2000.
Please reach out to your legislators as soon as possible. The deadline for House members to co-sponsor bills has been extended until Monday, February 2nd at 5 p.m. The Senate just changed their rules to allow for a longer co-sponsorship window, but we are hoping to get as many initial co-sponsors as possible to show broad-based support of these bills.

Thank you for your consideration of this request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the bills or co-sponsorship.

As this new legislative session gets underway, we look forward to continuing to collaborate with you to make greater strides toward reducing and ending homelessness across the Commonwealth!


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