|Submitted||Aug. 22, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
All policies, procedures, and guideline documents regarding state efforts to assist families experiencing homelessness, including any information regarding:
1) the evaluation and matriculation of homeless families eligible for emergency assistance;
2) the proper operation of family emergency shelters, including motels and hotels;
3) enrolling families into Rapid Re-housing efforts; and
4) guidelines for collaborating with municipalities and private entities to house families.
As of May 3, according to a quarterly report, 1,902 families applied for EA, in Quarter 3 of FY2018, and 959 families who were placed in EA shelters or hotels/motels (https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/05/23/FY18_Q3_EA_HB_RAFT_Report.pdf).
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Massachusetts Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 22, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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