Advocacy

Strengthening the RAFT Homelessness Prevention Program in FY'18

Working to increase funding for the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition Program and maintain expanded eligibilty

Strengthening the RAFT Homelessness Prevention Program in FY'18
We are working to increase funding for the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT, line item 7004-9316) homelessness prevention program from $13 million to $18.5 million and to maintain expanded eligbility criteria that has allowed households of all configurations to access RAFT in FY'17: FY'18 RAFT budget campaign fact sheet (updated 3-16-17) 

 Before FY'17, only families with children under 21 could access RAFT. This year, we were able to get language in the final budget that expands eligibility to also include elders, people with disabilities, unaccompanied youth, and other household types. This expansion is critical, as homelessness and housing insecurity exist among all household types.


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Please consider supporting this year's RAFT campaign as an organization and as an individual. Read our letter to potential endorsers.

For more information, please contact Tina at tina @ mahomeless.org or 781-595-7570 x16.