The time is now to weigh in on the Network’s key housing priorities: Next Wednesday, Feb. 2, is the deadline for reporting our key bills out of the Joint Housing Committee. Please take a minute today or tomorrow (or over the weekend!) and email your State Rep and Senator and the Housing Committee Chairs Rep. Arciero and Senator Keenan.
Find your legislators’ email addresses here. Copy to Housing Committee Chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
Send this email (or adapt as you wish):
Dear Senator and Representative:
We urge a favorable report of the following bills:
COVID-19 Housing Equity Bill (H. 1434 / S. 891)
Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) (H.1426/S.890)
Right to Counsel in Evictions (H.1436/S.874)
Transfer Fee for Affordable Housing (1377/S.868)
Permanent Supportive Housing Funding Pool (H.3838))
These bills are critical to preserve housing stability for our most vulnerable residents and to create lasting solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Western Massachusetts and across the Commonwealth.
Thank you for your action.
Your name and address
Please use social media too! Check out this great toolkit from the TOPA Coalition, for example.
Thanks for your fast action – now is the time!