Malden family says local non-profit took off with federal dollars 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/19/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

MALDEN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Malden man says a local non-profit took off with federal dollars meant to provide assistance with heating bills for low-income families." Watch video here


Roslindale resident struggles with heating costs 

by Ignacio Laguarda
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/17/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

"Although it is almost spring, advocates for the poor are calling on the Legislature to release federal funding to provide heat assistance for Massachusetts residents, who are still dealing with the cold." read more.

Tax time: help is on the way 

by Michele D. Maniscalco
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/14/2015 Categories: Low income & poor families Tax Assistance

"As next month's tax deadline looms, taxpayers may find themselves overwhelmed by the complexity of tax preparation itself as well as the size of their tax bills. Help is available for many low to moderate income taxpayers from the city of Boston." read more.

Baker establishes task force on chronic unemployment 

State House News Service
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/12/2015 Categories: Low income & poor families Unemployment

"Seeking to end persistent employment problems among people of color, veterans and people with disabilities, top Baker administration officials plan to spend the next several months gathering ideas to improve the situation in time for the governor's drafting of the fiscal 2017 budget." read more.


Guest Opinion 

Times Staff, East Boston Times Free Press
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/11/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

"Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent." read more. 

Angie Liou speaks at ABCD’s “Solutions Series” seminar on affordable housing 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/9/2015 Categories: Affordable Housing Solutions Series

"Angie Liou speaks at ABCD’s “Solutions Series” Seminar on Affordable Housing.  Liou, the Director of Real Estate at the Asian Community Development Corporation, joined four other housing experts to pool information and ideas to increase the supply of affordable housing in Massachusetts." read more.

Head Start advocates fight for restoration of $1 million in Massachusetts funding cuts 

by Shira Schoenberg, The Republican/ MassLive.com
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/2/2015 Categories: ABCD Head Start

"The Boston Head Start program could close its classroom doors a week early this year due to budget cuts by Gov. Charlie Baker. In Western Massachusetts, Head Start expects to absorb the cut through classroom supplies." read more.

Extreme weather impacting the U.S. economy 

by Jerika Duncan
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/1/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Low income & poor families

"It's been a tale of two coasts, with different types of extreme weather conditions hitting different spots of the country, impacting the economy in some places." watch video here

Head Start cuts would be keenly felt by kids in need 

by Joyce Ferriabough Bolling, Roxbury
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/28/2015 Categories: ABCD Head Start

"It might seem like an insignificant cut next to a projected $1.5 billion state deficit, and the thinking on Beacon Hill might be that everyone will have to feel some pain, but to the children and families who have nothing, who at least get a fighting chance in life with the solid educational foundation that Head Start provides, the cuts of about $1 million pose enormous consequences (“Head Start program in Boston faces cuts,” Metro, Feb. 25)." read more.

Worries about health care law leads tax filers to seek professional help  

by Deirdre Fernandes, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/26/2015 Categories: ABCD Earned Income Tax Credit, VITA program Tax Assistance

"Worries about how the Affordable Care Act may affect 2014 returns could drive more filers to spend hundreds of dollars to get professional help from accountants and preparation services, tax specialists said." read more.

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