Thoughts, Tools and Resources for Promoting Racial and Immigrant Equity Amidst COVID-19

At our May Community meeting, Policy Action Team meeting, and Consumer Advocacy Team meeting we discussed COVID-19, equity, immigration and race. We learned a lot from a variety of different presenters, including MIRA coalition, HarborCOV and the Massachusetts Public Health Association (the lead agency behind the Equity Task Force on COVID-19). We are happy to share some of our key take-aways, along with resources and suggestions for providers!

Key Take Away #1: The virus is compounding existing inequalities in our society

Some examples from HarborCOV:

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  • Chelsea, a city with one of highest rates of COVID in Massachusetts, has a large working class, immigrant, and POC population. It is hard to practice social distancing because there is a lot of overcrowded housing. Moreover, these working folks are highly represented in social service jobs. They need to work to continue to feed their families and pay rent, and therefore have a higher chance of becoming infected. But unfortunately, many of these folks are cut out of benefits — they are ineligible for stimulus checks or unemployment, if they have not had a work permit for long enough.
  • Decades of racist policing, prosecution, and sentencing have resulted in the gross over-incarceration of POC, particularly black men. Social distancing is impossible in jail, and these folks are often ignored for basic medical care, let alone COVID prevention measures. These injustices compound, so people who have already been over-policed are now over-punished with COVID exposure.
  • Similarly, this administration has resisted offering medical care to people in immigration jails. Despite the government’s reluctance to test these folks, approximately 50% of ICE detainees who have been tested are positive for COVID. People in immigration jail often have no criminal charges or, by definition, have likely already served their criminal sentence. The government is unnecessarily punishing them with incarceration and COVID exposure.

Here, an HFF Consumer Advocacy Team member, who is a critical worker, describes some of the added challenges that essential workers are facing right now:I still had to go to work but was scared to commute to work on the MBTA so I had been taking UBERs/Lyft’s. However, because many people aren’t working right now the ride share prices have gone up and they are not doing their pool option, which makes it expensive to go to work. Then, having to find some ne to watch my kids has also been a struggle because many people do not want people coming in and out of their houses during this time. I had to make the decision to stop working”

Key Take Away #2: Data plus priorities chosen through a racial equity lens are needed to address inequalities

There is important advocacy underway to urge Massachusetts policymakers to collect and report out on COVID-19 related data by race and other key categories (e.g. immigrant status, occupation status). Learn more and take action here! Meanwhile, we can improve our advocacy and services, if we also questions about unintended consequences and who benefits the most by our chosen policies and practices.

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Here are some questions that might be used as a guide when deciding on policy and practice changes:

  1. What are the racial impacts and who will be most impacted?
  2. Who will benefit and who will be burdened; and have we considered unintended consequences?
  3. How are affected community members engaged in this?
  4. How can we monitor implementation?

Key Take Away #3: Opportunity to shift our frame on “essential workers”

Inspired by MIRA Coalition: This experience with COVID-19 has highlighted the variety of different essential workers in our communities and across our country. They are disproportionately immigrants, people of color, and people with lower-incomes. We need to come to understand and appreciate “essential workers” as essential and valuable not only in times of crisis, but all of the time.

Resources and Recommendations for Providers

From MIRA Coalition: We urge service providers to really think about the ways that they can be flexible in how they provide services to ensure they are inclusive.

  • Some barriers to consider include participant’s lack of awareness of scope of services due to a language or cultural barrier.
  • Understand immigrants can have fear of exposure. A provider can sit down to fill out an application and may not realize that if they are working with an immigrant family, disclosing a lot of this info can feel really risky.
  • There can be general mistrust of authority that is well founded based on what immigrants have experienced in their home country but also what they have experienced here. It’s important to understand that privacy and secrecy can be a strategy that is adopted to keep safe and not necessarily an indication of whether they trust you as a service provider.

Some Resources on Immigrants, Public Charge, and COVID-19:

We hope you find these resources and insights useful in our ongoing collective work to learn, improve, and get to the root causes of inequities that many families experiencing homelessness are confronting.

In solidarity,

Liz and Team HFF

Online Help for Tenants Facing Eviction

MADE: Eviction Help for Massachusetts, is a “self-guided online tool to help tenants who are facing eviction”. MADE was created by tenant attorneys at Greater Boston Legal Services ( and is free for tenants across the Commonwealth. The purpose of this tool is to make filling out the various legal eviction paperwork easier by simplifying the information to allow it to be understandable by the general population. Removing the complex legal jargon allows for tenants to better understand their rights and keep track of deadlines, and reduces the number of hours spent on filling out the paperwork. The forms that are included in the app are: Answer, Discovery Request, Motion to Intervene, Notice of Transfer, Late Answer Motion, Motion to Compel Discovery, and Notice of Interpret.

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Currently, MADE is only available in English and Spanish, but the developers are hoping to expand the number of languages they offer as it continues to gain momentum. In the next month, they will be adding Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Vietnamese. While language can be a barrier for some users, MADE has many other features that aim to ensure that most people are able to utilize the website. One of those features is the website offering an audible version where users can have the questions and information read aloud to them. Tenants are also able to share their application with other people and/or housing case managers to help review the information to ensure that everything is filled out correctly. Once the forms are completed on the website, the information can be printed and brought to court.

To access MADE to learn more, click here (

Reference:  MADE flyer,

Shirblina Thesmond
Public Policy Intern
Homes for Families

Message from DTA (@DTA_Listens) about SNAP Benefits and DTA staffing due to the Government Shutdown.


We will add additional updates as we receive new information and resources

Feb 26th

Because of February SNAP early issuance, March SNAP benefits are being issued in the first few days of March to shorten the time between when clients get benefits. There is full funding available for March SNAP benefits. March SNAP benefits will be made available between March 1 – March 4 for most SNAP clients. Eligible clients who do not receive benefits on the modified issuance dates will receive them on their normal cyclical date or upon approval. Starting in April, benefits will be issued on the normal monthly issuance schedule.  SNAP rules and eligibility have not changed. For more information, visit

Jan 18th, 2019

Click here for more useful information from Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) re: SNAP, other food/nutrition programs, cash benefits, medical, housing, and unemployment.

Jan 16, 2019

Thank you to Mass Law Reform Institute for these flyers; please share with SNAP Recipients.  ENGLISH and SPANISH.

Jan 15, 2019

DTA has posted a Q&A on the early issuance of SNAP benefits on the state website.  Here is the link. 


Jan 14, 2019

The message below is copy and pasted from an email that was sent to DTA Advisory Boards and others:

  • Because of special circumstances, SNAP benefits for February are being sent early.
  • The vast majority of SNAP clients will get their February benefits between January 17th – 20th.
  • SNAP rules and eligibility have not changed.
  • We urge people to spend carefully to ensure that SNAP benefits last throughout February.
  • We do not know about March SNAP benefits at this time due to the federal government shutdown. We will share updates as soon as we have them.
  • For a future updates, please visit:
  • DTA staff will be focusing on processing cases this week in order to ensure that clients receive their February SNAP benefits early.  This will indeed have an effect on our wait times associated with the DTA Assistance Line.
  • Please encourage clients to utilize the DTA Connect mobile app or the self-service options available of the DTA Assistance Line whenever possible.
  • Instructions on how to navigate DTA Connect can be found by accessing the following link:

Please feel free to share. (That is from them and from HFF)

Domestic Violence Awareness: Recap of this month’s community meeting

We share this post as domestic violence awareness month comes to a close; however our commitment to ending domestic violence, honoring victims and standing in solidarity with survivor continues

October is domestic violence (DV) awareness month, and we were joined by local DV organization HarborCOV to discuss safety planning and challenges for survivors of DV in the current climate (e.g. immigration).

Key Points from the Discussion

  • Participants shared feeling that state agencies and institutions don’t recognize abuse that is not physically violent in the way they need to (e.g. high standards of evidence like restraining orders).
    • In the EA system, decisions are made for people in DV situations – these decisions can be fast, ill-considered and lead to a bigger mess afterwards.
    • A lot of long-term state contractors toe the line, doing things in the interest of DHCD over families.
  • Housing and a safe place to go can make a real difference in survivors’ ability to leave abusive situations.

The Meeting
Jasmine Pérez-Pimentel, Director of Programs and Services, and Uma Venkatraman of HarborCOV shared first about HarborCOV’s approach to DV as a social justice issue and working for creative solutions for survivors. They emphasized the importance of a fully supportive approach working with survivors, without ever judging.

The group brainstormed what DV is and can look like, to highlight the many ways abuse can take place outside of physical violence. Threatening self-harm, attacking self-esteem, isolation, and manipulation are examples of the many different ways abuse can look. DV happens in patterns/repeated acts, represented in the cycle of violence –  different kinds of abuse (e.g. emotional, physical violence) all can go through the cycle of violence:


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Safety Planning

  • Give power to the survivor & know their priorities for safety
  • Keep parents with children (DCF)
  • Understand shelter is often not an option for survivors
  • In EA, sometimes couples with abusers are in shelter together
    • Separate case managers for each person in a couple is something some providers are doing to build trusting relationships and to be able to really know families to be able to advocate for them.
    • Sometimes it can be difficult to tell who is the abuser and who is being abused.


  • Two options to know about for people with different immigration statuses:
    • VOWA – self-petition option
    • UVISA – option for some victims of crimes, including DV
  • EA providers in the room were adamant about more trainings for staff around ICE and the current climate.
    • One important tip HarborCOV offered: look into options around marking certain spaces as private, there is potential to limit ICE’s access to these spaces.
  • Evictions because of DV are illegal in MA, but people with undocumented status are at risk of being exploited in this way.

Additional Resources

Recap: May Community Meeting (Gentrification & Displacement)

Gentrification & Displacement

Big shout-out to everyone who came and helped fill up the room this month for our Community Meeting talking about gentrification, displacement, and the work being done in response.

Presentations and discussion with local organizers/advocates:

City Life/Vida Urbana

Boston Tenant Coalition

Chinese Progressive Association

Homes for Families considered it important to host a discussion around gentrification & displacement because of how related the topics are to the issues of housing and homelessness. These issues matter for the families that we serve and partner with; they affect families at the front and back door of shelter; and they affect families with and without subsidies.

Themes & ideas that came to light in the discussion:

  • On anti-displacement organizing:
    • Protecting families from displacement impacts the larger community and it is the moral thing to do.
    • Informing tenants of legal rights is important, but often legal rights are not enough.
    • Being there at the right moment can mean saving somebody’s home.
      • So many people in so many communities are facing the same thing:
        “Because we don’t speak, they get away with it.”

    • City Life/Vida Urbana shared examples of successful organizing to keep people in their homes and their communities in the face of gentrification/displacement pressures.
  • Rent regulation was a recurring theme:
    • With such widespread recognition of the housing affordability crisis, why is there no serious discussion of rent regulation?
  • People spoke on the importance of uniting people around the commonalities that exist between people’s different situations.
  • Incremental policies/policy changes at the City of Boston level, and the state, are being advocated for to minimize the impact of gentrification and displacement
    • The City’s Office of Housing Stability
    • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
    • Short-term rental regulations (e.g. Air BnB, happening at City & State levels)
    • Jim Brooks Stabilization Act
  • Emphasizing community/consumer leadership and involvement in policy initiatives, such as small group discussions as public testimony around AFFH.
  • Local policy action can influence/put pressure on other localities and the state to take similar actions.
  • “[Anti-displacement] isn’t about concentrating poverty — it’s about building community.”


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CHANGE OF LOCATION: The June meeting with DCF will be at ABCD, Cass Room, 3rd Floor, 178 Tremont St.


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Promising Practices for Addressing A Fear Inducing Federal Policy Climate

Image result for immigration photoAt Homes for Families we look to families and the provider community to name the problems that perpetuate family homelessness and work with us to identify the solutions. Over the past year, family shelters in Massachusetts have been confronted with responding to a fear-inducing federal policy climate that is a continual threat to the families they serve, and the livelihoods of many of their staff as well. This is especially the case among immigrant families or families with members of varied immigrant statuses. In response to this challenge, we created a tool with promising practices and tips on how to respond to the federal climate we are operating within with a focus on immigrant populations.

Addressing Fears Amidst An Anti-Immigrant and Harmful Federal Policy Climate: Tips and Ideas for Family Shelter Practice

We hope providers find this tool insightful, as it showcases some of the innovative practices happening across the state currently. We welcome families to share their insights and providers to share other practices we have yet to capture!


Director of Operations and Member Engagement

Light and love from the Homes for Families, Consumer Advocacy Team

Families, providers, partners, and beloved members of the community… now more than ever,  you are in our hearts.

In these challenging times we may find it nearly impossible to feel hopeful or inspired.

We may doubt whether or not we belong, we may even wonder if there is still good in this world.

It is in these moments that we must remind each other; it is in these moments that we must be the good that we wish to see… and it is in these moments that we can find inspiration in our ability to be resilient, in our ability to lift others despite our feeling down and out, and in our ability to insist on joy and unity.

At our last monthly Consumer Advocacy Meeting (C.A.T. meeting) our family consumer advocates took time to send light, love and hope out to the larger community.

The messages in these photographs are of letters / messages of hope to :

  • Future Generations
  • Our Undocumented brothers and sisters  in the community
  • The world / global community
  • Anyone who is wondering if there is hope for us


This isn’t the first time we will be faced with struggle and it’s so important to understand that good things have come of past struggles… people have continued to smile, love one another and ultimately move humanity forward.  Let us be the world we want to see, let us lift each other, let us inspire each other.

If you can say or do something kind for someone else … it may be just what they need & it’s certainly what the world needs.

Light and love from the Homes for Families, Consumer Advocacy Team 


Promoting Stability Over the Summer

The summer months bring welcomed weather, time outside, and a break from school in Massachusetts. However, for families on the edge economically, summer can be a challenging time. The cost of food and a safe place to send youth during the day without the support of school meals and other school year programming, can lead to a “cliff effect” or loss of several supports at once.

At our April Community Meeting we brought together presenters from the Boys and Girls Club, Camp Harbor View, The Massachusetts Alliance of YMCAs and Project Bread to share information about how to access free/subsidized camps and food over the summer.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

  • The Boys and Girls Club has 12 programs throughout the city, 8 of which run summer camps for 6-12 year olds. Each session is one week, generally operating from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with pre and after care available each day. They provide breakfast and lunch. The camps have typical activities like arts and crafts, swimming, sports, and team games. Condon camp, however, is a 6 week commitment. It is a summer learning program with English and Math in the morning and recreation in the afternoon (for 4th, 5th and 6th graders).
  • How to apply for camp? This flyer has numbers for each of the programs that you can contact to ask for application materials.
    • All programs have scholarships available. The full price is $100/week and the amount of the scholarship varies by program. All families experiencing homelessness or even if recently housed would qualify for a scholarship.
    • There are translators to help with applications.
    • Apply now! Camps fill up quickly, so apply now, but also know that even when they are full, the camps have flexibility to accept youth with high need.
    • Youth from anywhere can attend a camp (regardless of geographic location), but they do need to be able to get to the camp on their own. Most camps are accessible via public transportation. The Boys and Girls Clubs do not have public transportation stipends available.
  • They accept vouchers: The Department of Children and Families provides a limited number of camp vouchers or “slots” to family shelter programs. Camps often work out extensions with these vouchers (for example, if the voucher is for 1 week, camps will often allow youth to attend for 3 weeks).
  • Drop-In teen centers: The first 5 programs listed on the flyer include teen centers that run as drop in programs Tuesday through Saturday, separate from summer camps. Teens 13-18 can sign up for a $5 membership fee that can be waived if a family cannot afford it.
  • There are social workers on staff at the first 5 camps listed on the flyer. They are a great resource when trying to place a family.
  • While not technically summer camps, so not included on the flyer, three Boys and Girls Clubs do run summer programming. The Mattapan Teen Center has drop in hours for teens (617-533-9050). The Sumner Boys & Girls Club in Roslindale runs a Summer Learning Project for students of the Sumner School (617-363-9938) and the Hennigan Boys & Girls Club in J.P. runs a Summer Learning Project for students of the Hennigan School (617-427-0144).
  • For questions or if you need help in supporting a family please contact Cara Gould: Senior Executive Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, 617-994-4722,

Camp Harbor View

  • Camp Harbor View recently split from the Boys and Girls Club. It is a low cost camp that is in very high demand, but holds some spots open for families like those experiencing homelessness.
    • Camp Harbor View is a summer camp on Boston Harbor Island for Boston youth between ages 11 and 14.
    • Youth are picked up at community center locations across the city and brought to the world trade center where they take a ferry out to the island every day. They take the ferry and a bus back to the community center locations at the end of the day.
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided.
    • Program areas include sports/fitness; leadership with high ropes course and challenge type games; arts including theater, dance, music and fine arts; aquatics; and “knowledge is power” STEM based activities. There is a Leaders in Training program that is essentially a summer job that youth can apply for as well once they get into the camp.
    • There are two sessions, each 4 weeks: from July 3 – July 27 and Aug. 1 –  Aug 25. A youth can only participate in one of the two sessions.
  • Applications are done online. They start accepting applications in January. The only cost is a $5 fee to apply online, and that can be waived. This camp fills up very quickly and it’s a first come first serve basis (though returning campers get some priority). They do open up a wait list, which they have already started for this year. However, they hold spots open for families with special circumstances like families experiencing homelessness! Contact Scott Thomson at 1-857-273-0725 (include the 1 when you dial).
  • They recently opened Camp Harbor View in the City: a teen center in the South Boston/Roxbury area where they provide recreational and therapeutic programming, but this is only open to teens who have been to the camp. There is programming for parents and as well once you have your foot in the door as a camper.

Project Bread

  • Project Bread runs a Food Summer Service program through which they have 126 meal sites in Boston, and other sites across the state. Any kid from anywhere can go in and get a meal if they are 18 or younger. Some sites offer meals for adults at a nominal fee. This year they are expanding to WIC offices, farmers markets and other places like parks.
  • If you have a suggestion for where they should have a summer meal site, please contact Project Bread (see Rachel’s contact information below). They will also run “closed sites”, where if at least 5 children are eligible for free or reduced price lunch or some other similar program, then all kids can have a closed meal site (for example a karate or dance class). Please help promote the program at schools- you can order as much free promotional materials as you like to put up at your agency or to give to schools to display via Project Bread’s website Another idea offered was to print the local meal site list and post that up.
  • You can look up a site near you online at
  • There is also a new app called SummerEats that allows you to find sites near you on your smart phone!
  • For more on the Summer Food Program, please contact Rachel Garside, Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator,, (617) 239-2575.
  • Project Bread also has a FoodSource hot line with language assistance to apply for SNAP (food stamps): 800-645-8333; 800-377-1292 (TTY).


The Massachusetts Alliance of YMCAs

  • The YMCA is the largest after school youth serving and early education provider in the state. Their focus in on families and children. On this flyer the location of each YMCA is listed.
  • Summer jobs: The Ys are always looking to higher youth, so this is a good agency to connect with for summer jobs for youth ages 14 and over.
  • Membership: Standard memberships vary by location. A Y should never turn anyone away for the club membership, child care or after school programming as long as it is not a legal licensing issue. If a youth cannot afford it, there should be a discount. You may need to write a letter and if needed contact Kate-Marie for help. They will not ask about immigrant status when applying for a club membership. In Boston all 7 graders get a free summer membership.
  • Kate-Marie, Director of Public Policy, Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs can be contact at: or 978-237-2021.

Get Active in Support of Improving Access to Summer Camp and After School! There is a bill sponsored by Senator Lovely that the MA Alliance of YMCAs is working (SB192) An Act Creating the Home Works Program. This legislation would enable children in Emergency Shelter Assistance to go to after school programs or summer camps. The bill would establish a voucher system to fund transportation to and from after school or camps. After school and camp providers could also go into hotels/motels to run after school programs there if setting up transportation is not possible. Sign up for Kate Marie’s action alerts here.

It is budget season so there is a lot of opportunity to take action in support of the kinds of programs and services that families at risk of or experiencing homelessness rely on all year round. Sign up for Homes for Families action alerts here.

Liz Peck
Director of Operations and Member Engagement
Homes for Families

Immigration and Families: Key Resources from Community Meeting Presenters

At our January Community Meeting we focused on the issue of immigration. Our guest speakers Cristina Dacchille Freeman, Immigration Attorney with the Irish International Immigrant Center, Luz Arevalo, Senior Attorney at the Employment Law Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services, and Liza Ryan, Director of Organizing with the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition provided valuable information on pathways to citizenship, access to services, and where to find trustworthy legal help.

Here are some key take-aways from the presentations:

  1. Connect to An Attorney for a Consultation. A LOT goes into immigration analysis and every particular situation can depend, so it’s always important to connect with an attorney. Here is a list of agencies from across the state that provide free consultation.
  2. Start the Process Now: If a family member is interested in becoming a citizen, because of the limited nature of the immigration system, how long the process can take, and given laws could become more restrictive, start the process of citizenship right away.
  3. Avoid Immigration Scams: Speakers warned of immigration scams and the importance of finding a lawyer practicing immigration law and fluent in all current immigration laws and regulations. The list of agencies above that provide free consultations are among those you can trust.
  4. File Your Taxes With Trustworthy Agencies: Just because someone does not have status doesn’t mean they are not subject to tax laws. However, there are people out there that prey on the immigrant community, over charging for simple tax returns. Luz is in charge of a tax clinic where volunteers prepare taxes for free if a parent’s income is under $54,000/year. Click here for a flyer with more on how to file taxes and for trustworthy, free tax preparation locations.
  5. Connect with MIRA: The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition is the largest advocacy organization in New England representing immigrants and refugees. MIRA is working hard to protect immigrant and refugee rights, and to foster safe communities through MA legislation. To learn more about how to support the Safe Communities Act, immigrant rights, and how to get involved in this important advocacy, please visit their website.

We know that families experiencing homelessness are comprised of individuals with a range of immigrant statuses. Protecting immigrant rights is an important part of promoting human rights and stability among families. Luckily in Massachusetts we have some incredible organizations leading the charge on immigration. We hope you will share this information, connect with these experts, and take action!


Liz Peck
Director of Operations and Member Engagement

Election 2016: We Need Your Vote!


Early voting in Massachusetts is officially open! At our Community Meeting last week, we learned that thanks to new legislation passed last year, registered voters have 11 days to vote in our state. Some polling locations are even open evening and weekend hours. This policy change will foster more equitable access to the right to vote especially for people who cannot get to a poll on Election Day due to limited work flexibility, child care, or other challenging life circumstances exacerbated by homelessness.

Voting this fall is not just about voting for our next President, though this is a major responsibility not to be understated. There are also 4 or more (depending on where you live) ballot questions addressing issues ranging from raising the cap on charter schools to legalizing marijuana.

There’s still time to learn more about the ballot questions and share critical information with families you may be working with! 

We urge you to learn more about the issues and get this information into the hands of families. If you can, organize child care and/or transportation to get families to the polls between now and Nov. 4th (when early voting ends) and/or on Nov. 8th (Election day)!

Get out the vote events and even parties are being planned by community organizations. At our last Community Meeting we learned about those being planned in Boston, but please share any efforts you know of in other areas (#VoteHousingSolutions). In Boston there is now a “universal ballot” and registered voters can vote in ANY PRECINCT they like. See MassVOTE’s fact sheet on early voting in Boston, their call to action in support of the city-wide event planned for this Saturday October 29th, and their registration page for those interested in volunteering to get out the vote.

At our last Community Meeting MassVOTE and Boston Tenant’s Coalition shared important information and materials on the get out the vote effort and ballot questions. Here are some basic information and resources about voting and ballot questions to share with families and staff:

A Shout Out for the Community Preservation Act (Question 5): The Community Preservation Act (CPA)(Question 5 in Boston, Chelsea, Holyoke and Springfield ONLY), squarely falls within the realm of housing. A yes vote would create thousands of affordable housing units through a small real estate tax (that does not affect renters) matched by a statewide trust fund. While the CPA would primarily fund low-income affordable housing, it would also go towards parks, playgrounds and historic preservation. You can volunteer for the “Yes for a Better Boston Campaign” in support of Question 5 by going to or contacting 617.423.8609.

Especially for families that are underrepresented by elected officials and misrepresented in the public eye, voting is an opportunity to step into the power and value that you hold. We need your votes and voices to improve our policies and create a state, and a nation, that is designed to benefit us all. Please, get out and vote, support families you are working with to get out and vote, and promote the get out the vote effort on social media! #VoteHousingSolutions

-Liz Peck, Director of Operations and Member Engagement