Author Archives: Abby Geluso

RAFT Program Prevents Homelessness, Saves Taxpayers Millions

RAFT Program Prevents Homelessness, Saves Taxpayers Millions

In 2016, taxpayers in the state of Massachusetts saved roughly $137 million thanks to the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program. By allotting $12.5 million to homelessness prevention, 1,319 clients were assisted in Boston alone. The vast savings is due to the fact that to hold a family in emergency housing for the

Harvard Receives Grant to Study Racial and Economic Inequality, Influence Public Policy

Harvard University professor William Julius Wilson will be spearheading a new study conducted by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies. As recent news suggests, racial and economic inequality continues to be a poignant reality in America today. In response, the Hutchins Center’s study will send students onto the streets of Boston to

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