Date(s) - 03/02/14
Trinitarian Congregational Church
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Family homelessness has reached record levels in Mass. due to the continued economic recession for low-income families, federal budget cuts, and the shortage of low-income housing. Over 2000 families are in shelters and 2100 more families are in motels each night, with great risk to health and development of children.
Keynote Speaker: Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary, Department of Housing and Community Development: Meeting the Challenges of the Family Homelessness Crisis in Mass.
• Kelly Turley, Director of Legislative Advocacy, Mass Coalition for the Homeless, Looking Ahead,
Working Together: A Holistic Response to the Commonwealth’s Family Homelessness Crisis
• Sen. Jamie Eldridge will discuss low income housing initiatives of the legislature
• Rep. Ken Gordon: Homelessness visits suburbia: Effects on communities where motels provide relief
• Area State legislators will give their responses to the forum talks.
Sixteen homelessness prevention organizations will also attend: browse their information and displays.
For more information about the Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness, contact Carl Miller, Coordinator, at NormanCMiller@comcast.net or 978-369-3755; visit www.endfamilyhomelessness.net.