COMMUNITY GROUPS SEEK LARGER ROLE IN FIGHTING POVERTY
By Kaitlyn Budion and Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 6, 2019.....Community action groups often associated with getting heating assistance to people who need it want the Legislature to give them a broader mission that reflects their efforts in areas like food assistance and financial literacy.
Sen. Michael Moore and Rep. Tackey Chan urged their colleagues Tuesday to pass a bill to provide resources to the state's 23 community action agencies and update state laws to reflect a holistic approach to services by creating a line item to administer flexible funding. This is the third time Chan has filed the legislation.
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