PUBLIC POLICY

ADVOCACY

PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has a rich history dating back to the early 1980s as a leader in the fight to prevent and end homelessness here in the Commonwealth. The agency is steadfast in our belief that homelessness can be resolved by supplying safe, affordable, permanent housing for the lowest income households and providing opportunities for families, individuals, and youth to build economic stability. To achieve these goals, the Coalition and our members undertake campaigns in support of affordable housing, homelessness prevention, income and benefit programs, and access to education.

Voting

Are you registered to vote? If you are eligible to vote, registering to vote and showing up on Primary Day and Election Day can be key advocacy tools for addressing homelessness and housing insecurity here in Massachusetts. Register to vote online (or begin the process) through the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website. ** Even if you do not have a fixed, permanent address, you still can register to vote if you are otherwise eligible. **

Current Policy Campaigns

 ** Thank you to everyone who participated in Legislative Action Day 2021 on February 24th! Read more about the event here.

FY22 Budget Priority Campaigns:

Overview chart and overview sheet (updated 3-15-21)

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program budget campaign fact sheet for line item 7004-9024

2021-2022 Bill Priority Campaigns

Overview chart and overview sheet

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) bill campaign fact sheet for House Bill 1385 (updated 10-19-21)

Emergency Assistance bill campaign fact sheet for House Bill 202/Senate Bill 111 (updated 10-13-21)

HomeBASE bill campaign fact sheet for House Bill 1372 (updated 9-28-21)

COVID-19 housing equity bill flyer (updated 10-12-21) and campaign fact sheet for House Docket 3030 and Senate Docket 1802 (updated 2-23-21)

Bill of rights for people experiencing homelessness campaign fact sheet for House Bill 264/Senate Bill 142

Read about our past public policy campaigns here.

 

Join the fight

There is a lot of work to be done to end homelessness here in Massachusetts. Can you help?

Voting

At the Coalition, we are working to advocate with and for these households to ensure that everyone has a safe and permanent place to call home. 

Priority Campaigns

The Advocacy Team conducts grassroots organizing, provides public education, and advocates for housing and homelessness issues. 

Donate Now

A gift to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless provides hope to low-income families and individuals who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. 

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Your support will help fund innovative programing that can make the difference.

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