Homeless advocates urge state to spend $50M on homeless care

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The homeless population in Massachusetts has grown over the past 20-years, but the funding to care for them, hasn’t.

That’s according to a letter a group of homeless advocates sent lawmakers this week, urging them to invest $50-million on theHomeless Individuals Assistance budget line item in next year’s budget. The line item funds 40 organizations that care for homeless people in Massachusetts.

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