Month: January 2019

Government Shutdown Shutting Some People Out of Food Assistance

“We don’t have any food right now … There’s no food in our house.” Family means everything to Yonealya Harris. She lives in Hyde Park with her three children and relies on her mother for help babysitting. “I work, my children come here after school, and she helps me out with them,” she said. Harris, 27, also relies on food…

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ABCD Calls on Governor, Legislature for Fuel Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Cherrelle Norris 617.455.7212   With bitter cold blanketing Mass., ABCD Calls on Governor, Legislature, to provide $30 Million for Fuel Assistance Tens of thousands of low-income families, seniors at risk as bitter cold hits state; many have used up their heating benefits   (BOSTON, MA) — Action for Boston Community Development joins fellow community…

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Poor families hit hard by government shutdown, Boston advocacy group warns

An advocacy group for low-income residents in Greater Boston said Tuesday that the ongoing partial government shutdown is taking a devastating toll on millions of Americans who depend on federal food and housing aid. In a statement, Action Boston for Community Development, or ABCD, said the shutdown has hit the nation’s most vulnerable residents with “life-threatening hunger and hardship, with funding running…

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