Massachusetts Supreme Court to hear Rosanna Garcia, et al. v. The Department of Housing and Community Development
The Massachusetts Supreme Court will hear the case of Rosanna Garcia and others v. The Department of Housing and Community Development at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 8.
The Department of Housing and Community Development argued the decision of the Suffolk County Superior Court and appeals to vacate the preliminary injunction citing that the scope of the EA shelter program is to provide temporary shelter through a statewide shelter system to homeless families and does not discriminate against persons with disabilities.
"There is no record evidence that DHCD's family-shelter expansion and elimination of motel use has adversely impacted persons with disabilities," its brief states.
The original case revolved around expanding the state's homeless shelter system to end the "undesirable, recession-induced use of motels as homeless shelters," the brief states.
Massachusetts Supreme Court case number SJC-12507