News Council submits testimony in support of the Affordable Homes Act

The Providers’ Council submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Housing today in support of Gov. Maura Healey’s $4 billion housing bond bill – known as The Affordable Homes Act – a comprehensive bill that represents the largest housing investment in Massachusetts history. The initiatives of the bill will fund or enable the creation of more than 40,000 homes that otherwise would not be built, including 22,000 new homes for low-income households.

To view the Council’s testimony, click here.

The Council urged members of the committee to report the bill favorably,  noting that in addition to easing the burdens of human services workers, the bill will help the human services sector combat historic problems with the recruitment and retention of employees while providing continuity of care for all residents in need and, particularly, our state’s most vulnerable residents.

“It is essential that we provide the workers who fill 160,000 jobs in this sector affordable housing options near where they work; this will allow the hundreds of thousands of residents who depend on this sector to receive essential care,” the Council wrote.

For more information on the bill or the Council’s testimony, please email Stefan Geller.

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