As a result of Governor Patrick’s cut of $2.7 million from the Homeless Individuals Assistance line item (7004-0102):
- It has already been documented that at least 300 shelter beds will be lost statewide.
- It has been documented that at least 30 FTE’s (full-time equivalent staff = jobs) will be lost.
- It has been documented that essential homeless support services will be cut including the funding for more than 10,000 meals.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Call your State Representative and ask him or her to:
“Please contact the Speaker of the House, Representative DeLeo, to express your support for a restoration of the funding for Line Item 7004-0102 to reverse the impact on the poorest and most disabled people in the Commonwealth.”
To find out who your State Representative is, visit www.wheredoivotema.com and look for your “Rep in General Court.” You can click on your Rep’s name and access his or her direct phone number.
Thank you for your support of the poorest of the poor in our Commonwealth.
President & Executive Director
PO BOX 120070
BOSTON, MA 02112