MASSCAP Public Policy Briefing February 6, 2018

A Breakfast Briefing on Poverty & Opportunity
A Review of MASSCAP’s Public Policy Priorities

When:        February 6, 2018 10:30 a.m.
Location:   Nurses Hall, State House, Boston, MA
RSVP:       Joe Diamond, Executive Director

Community Action Agencies have worked to help our most vulnerable populations, especially people living with low incomes, for over 50 years. We serve every community in the Commonwealth and help more than 600,000 people in Massachusetts achieve economic stability and independence.

Rooted in the communities we serve, we ensure that the basic needs of the poor and vulnerable are met. Our agencies provide both a social safety net and innovative services, including those that help mothers and children afford nutritious food, homelessness prevention, assistance that prevents seniors from going cold in the winter, centers that provide quality early child care to families, job training and education, asset development, and much more.

Community Action Agencies are important economic engines employing thousands throughout the state.

The breakfast briefing will focus on our current and FY 19 budget and legislative priorities:

  • Fuel Assistance
  • Early Education and Care
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Support for VITA Sites and EITC Expansion