Big news! Thanks to Homes for All MA for the update:

A hearing on the COVID-19 Housing Equity bill has been scheduled for Thursday, August 12 at 1:00 pm. This will be a virtual hearing, in front of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing.

The Network is organizing a sign-on letter by our Western MA legislators to the Housing Committee Chairs to urge passage of this bill. Right now, there is NO eviction protection for Franklin and Hampshire County residents and the federal eviction moratorium that covers the rest of the state leaves critical gaps that put vulnerable tenants at risk. The COVID-19 Housing Equity bill provides the protection people need. Let’s make it happen.

Please join the list of Network partners signing on in support of this bill (sign on here). See the current list below and let’s keep it growing. Our united call for eviction protection will make a difference. Thank you for your partnership!

Western MA Organizations and Officials signed on to the Homes for All MA letter urging passage of the COVID-19 Housing Equity bill:

North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard

Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz

Greenfield Mayor Roxann Wedegartner

Springfield City Council (unanimous resolution in support)

Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman

Amherst Survival Center

Arise for Social Justice
Behavioral Health Network
Berkshire Community Action Council Berkshire Housing Development Services

Berkshire Immigrant Center

Community Action Pioneer Valley

Construct, Inc. (Great Barrington)

Craig’s Doors 

DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services

Eliot-CHS Homeless Services

Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Gandara Center

Holyoke Community College

Louison House (North Adams)

MassHire Holyoke

Northampton Survival Center

Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts

Tapestry Health

Springfield No One Leaves

Springfield Partners for Community Action

Springfield Technical Community College

United Way of Franklin-Hampshire Region

Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness

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