News Council asks members to sign letter requesting more support for state’s shelter crisis

The Providers’ Council recently penned a letter to members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, urging them to ramp up their efforts in pressuring the Biden Administration to respond to the state’s shelter system crisis, and is asking its members to sign onto the letter.

Click here to sign onto the letter.

Gov. Maura Healey last month declared a state of emergency in order to address the state’s shelter system, which has been strained by a recent spike in the number of migrants relocating to Massachusetts. The governor called on the federal government to remove barriers and expedite federal work authorizations for migrants, as well as to help fund new shelters.

Yet despite the gravity of the situation — more than 6,000 families, including children and pregnant women, are currently in the state’s emergency shelters — Massachusetts has not yet received the federal aid needed to respond to this growing crisis.

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