Posted October 18, 2022; last updated November 16, 2022
Yesterday, the Coalition, along with Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, delivered an organizational sign-on letter to the Legislature, Governor, and key Baker Administration officials to eliminate the notice to quit requirement in the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) homelessness prevention program. The letter, as delivered, was endorsed by 167 organizations and municipal officials from across the Commonwealth.
Since delivering the letter, eleven additional groups have endorsed the letter: Advocates, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Beacon Communities LLC, Boston Immigration Justice and Accompaniment Network, Elder Services of Worcester Area, Families for Justice as Healing, Greening Greenfield, New Lynn Coalition, Prisoners’ Legal Services, Solidarity Lowell, and Winter Walk.
We still are asking individuals to sign and share the related one-minute email action to legislators. Please take a minute to sign our action to legislative leaders and your own State Representative and Senator by clicking here: https://mahomeless.org/raft-ntq-action/
In case you missed it, here is last week’s Boston Globe coverage of the issue: https://tinyurl.com/globe-raft-ntq
We hope you will continue to advocate with us as we call on state leaders to act with urgency to eliminate the notice to quit requirement in the RAFT homelessness prevention program!