10th Annual Interfaith Homelessness Forum on Sunday, March 2

Submitted by The Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness

Aaron Gornstein
Kenote speaker Aaron Gornstein – Courtesy image

With a record number of homeless families in motels and a housing shortage, what can we do?

Some answers will be explored at the Tenth Annual Interfaith Homelessness Forum to be held from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, March 2, at Concord’s Trinitarian Church, 54 Walden Street. The event is co-sponsored by, among others, First Parish in Bedford and Bedford’s State Representative Ken Gordon is among the speakers.

Learn about state homelessness prevention programs – especially state plans for significant increases in low income housing. The challenges to and improvements in the state homelessness program will be presented and discussed. Find out how you can focus your advocacy efforts to have the greatest impact.

  • Between 2008 and 2013, the number of Massachusetts families living in motels and shelters paid for by the state increased by over 50%
  • A record number of over 2100 homeless families are in motels: the numbers in motels hase increasing by 200% since 2008.

The Keynote speaker will be Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary, Department of Housing and Community Development. Additional speakers include Kelly Turley, Mass. Coalition on the Homeless; Sen. Jamie Eldridge; and Rep. Ken Gordon.

The forum, organized by The Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness, is free and open to all. To learn more, visit  www.endfamilyhomelessness.net




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