Homeless Individuals, Service Providers Lobby State House for Increased Funding

Homeless individuals and homelessness service providers lobbied Wednesday inside the state house for more homelessness funding in the face of proposed budget cuts.

The outreach was part of the Coalition for Homeless Individuals’ Legislative Lobby Day to increase funding for emergency shelters, medical care providers and workforce training groups in the Commonwealth.

The Coalition is calling for a $5.5 million increase in state funding to homelessness services. Governor Charlie Baker’s proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year currently shows a $2.1 million cut in funding for the homeless individuals line item, according to the Coalition.

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