On October 10, the Trump administration announced a proposed regulation that would dramatically broaden the “public charge” test, forcing immigrant families to choose between permanent legal status and their ability to access basic needs like safe housing, healthy food, and health care. Please see these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

The Western MA Network to End Homelessness has taken a position to oppose this rule change due to the devastating impact it will have on immigrants’ access to federal housing programs and related needs. We are encouraging all partners and members to take action  by clicking here and submitting your public comment on or before December 10.

The Administration is required to review every single comment. A coalition of partners under the umbrella Protect Immigrant Families urges us to join in this action to create the pressure necessary to stop this rule from being enacted. Our few minutes will make a difference.  Please forward and spread the word.

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