There is still time for our Western MA Senate delegation to sign on as co-sponsors to budget amendments that reflect the Network’s budget priorities.  Please contact your senator today (and if it is Senator Rosenberg, it is still very useful to hear your support).
You can find your State Senator’s contact information by going to or by calling the State House switchboard: 617-722-2000.
A summary of our priorities and related amendments follows (the hyperlinks, which include all current co-sponsors,  are courtesy of Mass. Coalition for the Homeless):
  • Secure Jobs funding increase, Amendment #832 – Lead Sponsor Senator Barrett, with co-sponsors Senators Eldridge, Gobi, Rodrigues, Brownsberger and Moore (would increase Secure Jobs funding to $2 million)
  • HomeBASE expansion and renewal, Amendment #426 – Lead Sponsor Senator Chang-Diaz (would eliminate cap on HomeBASE resource available to families in domestic violence and substance abuse programs; would make HomeBASE renewable after 12 month period if certain conditions met)
  • Tenancy Preservation Project#609 Lead Sponsor Senator Brady with co-sponsor Senator L’Italien  (would increase funding to $975,000)
  • Western MA Network to End Homelessness earmark, Amendment #592– Lead Sponsor Senator Humason, with co-sponsors Senator Downing, Senator Lesser (would fund the Network at $125,000)

Thank you for your advocacy!

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