Hasson Rashid Gives Testimony at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Ways and Means Annual Public Hearing on the State's FY 2012 Budget!

Hasson Rashid Gives Testimony at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Ways and Means Annual Public Hearing on the State's FY 2012 Budget!

"The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless" Legislative Advocacy for a #BudgetToEndHomelessness!

  • Posted on: 2 April 2019
  • By: HRASHID

Hasson Rashid Gives Testimony at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Ways and Means Annual Public Hearing on the State's FY 2020 Budget, on behalf of "The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless" legislative advocacy for a #BudgetToEndHomelessness. is as Follows:

Peace Be Unto You,

Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside in Cambridge, MA, by formal education, I’m a Human Service Professional. My purpose today is to briefly offer testimony on the urgent need for acceptance and approval of the Massachusetts Coalition’s (MCH) FY 2020 Budget Request and Priorities. Very persistent and troubling issues that the MCH workers must attempt to mitigate, are issues vulnerable homeless statewide clients will have in regards to consistent stable housing and homelessness. For many tears people in the US exposure to the elements is dangerous, and even deadly problem that they must deal with on a daily basis. Whether the people being discussed live in temporary shelters, on the streets, in tents in the woods, boxcars, abandoned buildings or their car, homelessness is a very serious social problem that affect a surprising number of Americans every year.

I agree with all MCH’s line items set forth in their budget request/proposal, including all of the financial increases that they ask for. Recent reports have stated that homelessness has increased in Massachusetts during the previous year, All of MCH’s line items proposals if accepted enacted into law can continue to help break the cycle of poverty that creates homelessness in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Acceptance and approval of all of the MCH FY 2020 Budget requests, including the financial increases will have an immediate and positive impact on the lives of homeless peoples in Massachusetts.

In conclusion the full engagement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is crucial to the MCH work and financial budget requests. Acceleration of this process will ensure that MHC’s success is sustained by deliberately producing pathways, primarily for the homeless to benefit and prosper, from these MCH FY 2020 Budget/Line Items priorities, if enacted into law. Finally, you Commonwealth of Massachusetts policy makers don’t become guilty of under investing in your homeless citizens and residents, thus systematically shutting them out as recipients of the public revenue opportunities that will help them to thrive and reach their full potential.

https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/3073
www.mahomeless.org/advocacy

Yours In Peace
Mr. Hasson J. Rashid
Concerned Citizen and Resident
Cambridge, MA
April 2,2019

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