Statement from Joe Diamond, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association for Community Action, In Response to Proposed Federal Budget Blueprint
“Cutting the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) will not only adversely affect thousands of residents of Massachusetts but will also remove millions of dollars from communities across the Commonwealth. It will devastate vulnerable women, men, and children while also weakening communities as a whole.
Similarly, eliminating the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and weatherization programs will hurt low income families struggling through winters in New England, and will create a public health hazard in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
Community action agencies are on the front lines and we see the struggles that families living in low income neighborhoods face. This proposed budget harms America as a whole and Massachusetts in specific.”
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