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MASSCAP Requests Additional Fuel Assistance Funds for 48,000 Vulnerable Massachusetts Families Expected to Run Out of Benefit by Mid-January

Association Requests $30 Million in the FY 19 Supplemental Budget to Head Off Public Health, Safety Crisis

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) is urging Governor Charlie Baker and members of the Massachusetts legislature to include $30 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the next FY 19 Supplemental Budget. 

Public Programs Cut Child Poverty by More than Half, According to New Report on Poverty in Massachusetts: Forum Looks at Impact of Public Programs on Poverty in the Pioneer Valley

Effective programs that help families to make ends meet, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, fuel assistance, school lunches, Head Start, and Social Security cut the number of people in Massachusetts living in poverty by almost half and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half, according to a new report on poverty called “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together.” The report was commissioned by the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and written by Nancy Wagman, Kids Count Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget).

Forum Looks at Impact of Public Programs on Poverty in Greater Worcester

Public Programs Cut Child Poverty by More than Half, According to New Report on Poverty in Massachusetts

 Report Commissioned by MASSCAP and Written by MassBudget Looks at “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together”

Forum Looks at Impact of Public Programs on Poverty in Greater Worcester

Congressman McGovern Stresses the Fundamental Importance of Making Our Voices Heard

Effective programs that help families to make ends meet, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, fuel assistance, school lunches, Head Start, and Social Security cut the number of people in Massachusetts living in poverty by almost half and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half, according to a new report on poverty called “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together.” The report was commissioned by the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and written by Nancy Wagman, Kids Count Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget).