Dear HFF Partner:
As you likely know, the Legislative Conference Committee has submitted their final FY2012 budget recommendations to Governor Patrick, whose administration is now reviewing and will soon present a version of the budget with vetoes.
Please take a moment to contact the governor’s office [(617) 725-4005 or (888) 870-7770 and simply request the following:
DO NOT VETO CRITICAL HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PROGRAMS AND SUPPORTS FOR LOW INCOME CHILDREN, INCLUDING THE $40 CLOTHING ALLOWANCE, WHICH SHOULD BE RESTORED TO $150 PER CHILD.
Thank you again for your efforts in advocating for the protection of homeless and at-risk children. We will continue to keep you posted on budget and program developments as they are made available.