[act-ma] Come March for Homeless Families! 12/12/12

Aria Littlhous aria at littlhous.net
Tue Nov 27 09:49:27 PST 2012


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From: Erin Miller <emiller at rosiesplace.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Subject: [Community_forum] DHCD's regulations warrant a 51-A: Come March
for Homeless Families!
To: "community_forum at lists.occupyboston.org" <
community_forum at lists.occupyboston.org>


Greetings,****

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As many of you know, the Department of Housing and Community Development
(DHCD) issued new restrictive eligibility requirements for EA family
shelter. *With these new regulations, 70% of families that apply for
shelter are now denied!* One of the most concerning parts of these new
regulations is that some families applying for shelter have to prove that
they are literally staying in a place “not meant for human habitation.”
What constitutes a place “not meant for human habitation,” you ask? A car,
a park, a train station, a parking lot, the emergency room, a porch, you
get the idea. Despite efforts to amend the regulations to include families
at “imminent risk of staying in a place not meant for human habitation,”
many families are still forced to live in these conditions before they can
be deemed “homeless enough” for DHCD to grant them shelter. ****

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*With winter on the horizon, these regulations are dangerous and
irresponsible!*

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So, let’s take it to the streets! On Wednesday, *December 12th at 12:00 PM
(12/12/12 @ 12:00)* we will be marching from the gate of the Massachusetts
State House, to the DHCD office, 100 Cambridge St., to deliver a symbolic
51-A to DHCD. A 51-A is a report of child neglect that someone files with
the Department of Children and Families (DCF).****

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*This is an opportunity to demonstrate that DHCD’s misguided policies
neglect children in the Commonwealth by requiring that they sleep in unsafe
conditions before they are eligible for shelter.*

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Can you join us for this event? Can you share the invite with your friends
and colleagues? Please share the attached flyer widely!****

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Questions? Comments? Contact: ****

Katy Erker:  kerker at rosiesplace.org  617-318-0223****

Anne Sheldon: Asheldon at rosiesplace.org 617-318-0244****

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In solidarity, ****

Katy & Anne ****

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Katy Erker****

Self-Advocacy Manager
889 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Main: 617-442-9322 Ext. 223
Fax: 617-442-7825
www.rosiesplace.org****

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Metro-Twitter2-Blue-32] <https://twitter.com/#!/RosiesPlace>****

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Peace,****

*Erin E. Miller*

Advocacy Manager****

Rosie's Place****

889 Harrison Avenue****

Boston, MA  02110****

(617) 318-0225 (tel)****

www.rosiesplace.org****

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