Action Alert: Contact your Senator to Co-sponsor Key Amendments!

The Senate Ways and Means Committee released its proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget last week. The budget contains many positive advances for housing and homelessness (go here for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless breakdown and here for the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance summary of key provisions). Urgent improvements are still needed. This week […]

Published in Advocacy on May 16, 2022.

ACT now for the Affordable Housing Transfer Fee!

Please see this action alert below from the Local Option for Housing Affordability (LOHA) Coalition. The Network considers this one of its highest priorities and is working in partnership with its lead sponsor, our own Senator Jo Comerford. Let’s push it! ACTION NEEDED! – Copy and paste email below! The Coalition’s Real Estate Transfer Fee for […]

Published in Advocacy on April 29, 2022.

SIGN-ON LETTER to Restore Rental Assistance

Thanks to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and Homes for All Massachusetts for this opportunity to join our voices in this organizational sign-on letter to our state leaders to restore critically needed rental assistance. As you may know, the Department of Housing and Community Development stopped taking applications for ERAP […]

Published in Advocacy on April 29, 2022.

The FY23 House Budget Outcomes

The MA House of Representatives passed its proposed Fiscal year 2023 budget this week. Unfortunately, our Network’s priority amendments were not adopted, with the exception of partial funding for the Network earmark itself ($50,000 of the requested $75,000). A big thanks to our Western Massachusetts delegation, and special thanks to Representative Lindsay Sabadosa as lead […]

Published in Advocacy on April 29, 2022.

National Sign-On Letters for Housing Priorities

Thanks to the National Low Income Housing Coalition for these sign-on opportunities: Sign your organization onto a letter in support of the Eviction Crisis Act! This bipartisan bill would create a permanent emergency rental assistance program to provide financial assistance and stability services to low-income households facing an unexpected economic shock. Signatures are due on April […]

Published in Advocacy on April 29, 2022.

Final Alert: Call Your Rep to Co-Sponsor Amendments ASAP!

This alert from last week is being re-posted because there is still time to contact your State Representative to urge them to co-sponsor our key housing/homelessness amendments (Reps can still sign on to co-sponsor up until the time it is being debated). Please read on and call or email today! You can find your State […]

Published in Advocacy on April 25, 2022.

NLIHC Releases “The Gap” on Affordable Housing Shortage; National Call-in Day April 26

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released last week its annual report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, finding the lowest-income renters in the U.S. face a shortage of approximately 7 million affordable and available rental homes. Drawing on multiple data sources, the report documents how the pandemic has exacerbated the housing crisis for the […]

Published in Advocacy, Stats & Facts on April 25, 2022.

Action Alert: Request to Co-sponsor Network Priority Amendments!

As shared in our previous post, the House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget last week. This week is our time to ask State Representatives to co-sponsor our key amendments before the full House debates and votes upon the budget next week! The more sponsors there are, the greater the […]

Published in Advocacy on April 19, 2022.

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