ABCD & Mass Coalition for the Homeless urge Legislatures to grant safer access to emergency shelters

Action for Boston Community Development advocates for low-income residents and families struggling to overcome poverty. With our mission to empower those that are disadvantaged, ABCD joins the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and State Rep. Marjorie Decker in efforts to remove the requirement that families spend a night in conditions unfit for human habitation to qualify for emergency shelter in Massachusetts. Under the state’s regulation for emergency shelter for families with children (and for pregnant women with no other children), families qualify for state-funded shelter if they are homeless: (1) because they are fleeing domestic abuse; (2) because of a … Continue reading

City Council President Wu files ‘right to charge’ ordinance

BOSTON – This week, Boston City Council President Michelle Wu filed an ordinance which would codify the right of Boston residents to install personal electric vehicle charging stations. “Across the country, we are seeing the devastating impacts of superstorms made more destructive and more frequent by climate change,” said President Wu. “It is more important than ever that our residents should be able to take advantage of every tool available to reduce their carbon footprint.” Under the ordinance, property owners would be allowed to install an electric vehicle charging station without condominium- or homeowners’ associations banning or placing unreasonable regulations … Continue reading