The 13th Annual Save Our Homes Walk took place on Sunday, May 22nd. Predicted rain held off, and the walkers enjoyed a nice walk through Somerville neighborhoods as they raised funds to address and awareness about homelessness. The route passed several landmarks that relate to affordable housing in Somerville.
Over 70 walkers and our sponsors raised nearly $45,000 from the 5K walk to support our friends and neighbors who find themselves behind in their rent and at risk of becoming homeless as a result.
Often, a small amount of money can make the difference between keeping someone in safe, decent housing, versus living on the street. Specifically, funds provide families and individuals with cash grants to help with security deposits, back rent, utility bills and moving costs related to homelessness prevention.
Again this year, friends and members of SCC banded together with the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services, and the Community Action Agency of Somerville, to continue this valuable tradition of raising much-needed funds for housing stabilization.
Over 70 walkers and our sponsors raised nearly $45,000. Money raised from the 5K walk