MassLive: Coalition for Homeless Individuals calls for Mass. lawmakers to increase funding to combat causes of homelessness

By Robert Rizzuto 

A coalition of organizations who work to assist homeless individuals in Massachusetts is calling on state lawmakers to provide additional resources to assist with the mission amid what they describe as increased need and stagnant state funding.

The Coalition for Homeless Individuals announced this week that it will be speaking with state legislators to request an increase of $5.5 million in state funding, which they say will restore the line item to the same allocation as in 2001 when adjusted for inflation.

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