700th Ramp BUILT !

 

Thanks to the support of donors Stavros has reached a milestone.

We have built our 700th Ramp.

We even had a ribbon cutting ceremony

See Ms. Bullock's story at WWLP News

Lift the Cap on Kids

Ask your State Legislators to urge the Leadership to advance
bills H.85 and S. 34 to

Lift the Cap on Kids

The Cap on Kids – also called the Family Cap – denies welfare benefits to children conceived while – or soon after – the family received benefits.

  • Massachusetts denies benefits to about 8,900 children because of the Cap on Kids.
  • Massachusetts is one of only 17 states that still have a Cap on Kids or similar policy.
  • We can afford to lift the Cap on Kids. Lifting the Cap on Kids would cost about $11.9 million in FY 18, less than half of the “savings” from the drop in the TAFDC caseload.

More information here

 

To find out who is your legislator visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State website

Home Modification Loan Program

Looking to make your home more accessible? Are you a landlord with a tenant with a disability? Then the Home Modification Loan Program may be for you.

The Home Modification loan program allows you to borrow up to $30,000 at 0- 3% depending on household income to make home modifications related to disability. Modifications may include home security, stair lifts, bathroom, kitchen modifications and more. Eligible applicants may qualify for a deferred loan meaning it does not have to be repaid and does not accrue interest until the house is sold. More information at www.cedac.org/hmlp

Landlors with less than ten units and with tenants with disabilities qualify for this program. Please see www.cedac.org/hmlp  for eligibility criteria and application process

Housing Accomodations Fact Sheet

People with disabilities often need accommodations to make their living space accessible. Some examples of possible accommodations include: a doorbell with a light that flashes, a parking space closer to the doorway or a wider entry to accommodate a wheelchair. 

Now you can request Housing Accomodations by using our simple Housing Accomodation Fact Sheet