The Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness (ANEFH) was formed in response to the low-income housing and homelessness crisis in Massachusetts. Our organization – which represents over 900 online advocates – is committed to eliminating the root causes and adverse consequences of family homelessness through public education and advocacy.

Through the efforts of the Baker Administration and advocacy groups such as The Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness, the number of homeless families in Massachusetts has declined in recent months, though still at historic levels. As of May 2016, 1,500 families were staying in state-funded motels/hotels. An additional 3, 282 families remained in state shelters.

Graph from "A Strategic shift on Homelessness," Joshua Miller, Boston Globe, May 17, 2016.

Graph from “A Strategic shift on Homelessness,” Joshua Miller, Boston Globe, May 17, 2016.

 

See Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s video describing ANEFH at Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge speaks about ANEFH.

For more information about the Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness, contact Frank Austin, ANEFH Convener, or Jane Blumberg, ANEFH Coordinator, at steering_committee@endfamilyhomelessness.net

RESOURCES

  • If you would like to sign up for ANEFH communications including legislative email alerts, please use this form.
  • Emergency Assistance Guide for Families” from Mass. Law Reform Institute & Rosie’s Place,   June 2014,  provides a step-by-step process to  get help. Available in English and Spanish.