The Northeast Independent Living Program Inc. (NILP) Annual Legislative Forum was recently held at NILP’s Lawrence office. This year’s theme was “How Independent Living is Addressing the Housing Crisis.” Ninety-five people attended, while state and local officials and others had the opportunity to meet with constituents to discuss important healthcare issues affecting the lives of local people with disabilities and their families. Here, NILP facilitates a productive discussion with (from left) Sen. Pavel Payano, state Rep. Francisco Paulino, state Auditor Diana DiZoglio, NILP Executive Director June Cowen, Jim Lyons from The NILP and Mary Ann Nay of Sen. Bruce Tarr’s office. Courtesy photo