COVID-19 Homelessness and Housing Funds Signed into Law

Last updated July 31, 2020 Good news! Earlier today, Governor Baker signed into law most of the COVID-19 supplemental budget, House Bill 4808. All of the homelessness and housing funds were retained. This means at least $20 million for additional RAFT homelessness prevention resources for families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 (with those households eligible for […]

Family Homelessness During and After COVID-19: July 9th Legislative Briefing

Posted July 21, 2020 Thank you to everyone who joined the Coalition, Representative Jim O’Day, Representative Kay Khan, Representative Kevin Honan, families experiencing homelessness, advocates, and providers on Thursday, July 9th from 12:30-2 p.m. for an important online legislative briefing and discussion on family homelessness during and after COVID-19. Handouts and a summary of the […]

Join Us in Asking Governor Baker to Take Swift Action to Protect Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Black kid in the kitchen

Background: Please ask Governor Charlie Baker to take action now for children and parents experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families in the Commonwealth’s Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter system are at risk of a rapid and potentially devastating spread of COVID-19 as they continue to share communal bathrooms, kitchens, and other living spaces in congregate […]

Ask Congress to Prioritize Housing in the Next Coronavirus Package

Please join with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the National Low Income Housing Coalition in letting your members of Congress (U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators) know today that more federal resources are needed to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now […]

CORONAVIRUS: Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness and Poverty

Updated May 12, 2020 As Massachusetts responds to the novel coronavirus and the resulting respiratory disease known as COVID-19, the Coalition is sharing key resources on the impact of the coronavirus on the community at large, and in particular, people experiencing homelessness and/or deep poverty. We also are advocating with elected officials to promote the […]

Legislative Action Day 2020: Sharing Our Gratitude and Next Steps

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all of your support for last week’s Legislative Action Day at the State House! We had more than 200 people with us: families, youth, and adults with lived experience of homelessness, providers, advocates, legislators, and other people of conscience, all speaking up for solutions to homelessness, housing instability, and poverty, and […]

Massachusetts Youth Count 2020

Last updated March 16, 2020 ** This year’s Youth Count, which had been scheduled forMonday, April 13th – Sunday, May 17th, is postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. *** The results of last year’s Massachusetts Youth Count are now available. Read the 2019 Youth Count report (PDF) and Executive Summary (PDF) from the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth here. Regional data will be posted on our […]