WWLP: Emergency homeless shelters press state lawmakers for more funding

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Coalition of Homeless Individuals is asking state lawmakers for more funding. A new survey by the coalition shows that state funding covers less than half of what it costs for these shelters to provide beds to the homeless.

“We’ve got about 100 to 150 not even having a bed – sleeping on the floor, so this has become about life and death. We need some help right now,” said John Yazwinski of Father Bill’s and MassSpring.

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