Posted on August 11, 2023

Massachusetts Officials Ask Residents to Lend a ‘Helping Hand’ and Offer Migrants ‘an Extra Room’

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, August 9, 2023

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll asked state residents Wednesday to open their doors and assist housing migrants after the Democratic governor, Maura Healey, declared a state of emergency Tuesday as the state is faced with a vast shortage of shelters.

“Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” Driscoll said.

Driscoll’s comments echoed Healey’s statement Tuesday in calling on residents to “offer a helping hand.”


Their calls for assistance from residents come after Healey announced that a state of emergency exists “due to rapid and unabated increases in the number of families with children and pregnant people — many of them newly arriving migrants and refugees — living within the state but without the means to secure safe shelter in our communities.”