BENEFITING: Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc.
Janine Lotti wrote -
Donate to support the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) team in the 14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk!
Unfortunately, the Somerville Community Corporation and other community service providers continue to see an increase in the numbers of people facing homelessness each year. Evidence abounds to support the need for continued advocacy and support for those families and individuals who need to secure and keep affordable housing. One recent and telling example is the 181 Washington Street development, which saw the number of applicants needing safe, affordable housing reach ten times the number of units we were able to construct.
Last year the walk raised almost $50,000 to help local families and individuals avoid homelessness. Proceeds from the walk help those at risk of homelessness to secure housing by providing immediate financial assistance with security deposits, rental arrears, unpaid or overdue utility bills, or moving costs.
Help SCC reach---or surpass---this year's $5,000 team fundraising goal.