If not now, when: Racial equity training series starts this Thursday

As our country faces the devastating consequences of unremitting racism and violence against Black people, we have an opportunity to commit ourselves to learning around racist policies and attitudes in homelessness and how we can shape our work to undo them. Please join us: Racial Equity Training Series on June 4, 11, 18, 2:30-4:30 pm Trainers Jeff Olivet and Donald […]

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Published in Training on June 1, 2020.

Upcoming Housing Rights Trainings by Community Legal Aid

Please see below: Title: Housing Rights Part 1: Overview of the Eviction Moratorium and Tenants’ Rights During the COVID-19 EmergencyDescription: Housing Rights Part 1 will provide a brief refresher on eviction law and procedure and tenants’ rights, followed by an overview of the eviction moratorium that was enacted due to the COVID-19 Emergency. The presentation will provide […]

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Published in Training on June 1, 2020.

Accessing RAFT webinar recording and materials

Thanks to CHAPA for offering this training on May 20 on “How to Help with Missed Rent and Mortgage Payments: Accessing RAFT.” CLICK HERE for the webinar recording. Also, here are links to materials from the webinar:Agenda & Speaker InformationHousing Consumer Education Centers COVID-19 Housing ResourcesDepartment of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD’s) General RAFT Info […]

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Published in Training on June 1, 2020.

Thanks to Our Legislators!

On behalf of the entire Network, we are relaying this note of big thanks to so many of our Western MA legislators for their support of a legislative sign-on letter to the Governor and Secretary Sudders to request expanded FEMA authorization to provide non-congregate shelter spaces to people experiencing homelessness regardless of their COVID-19 status.  […]

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Published in Advocacy on May 29, 2020.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Talk on Homelessness and Housing -6/2

Please see this announcement below from the National Low Income Housing Coalition: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will join our next national call on Coronavirus, Housing and Homelessness on Tuesday, June 2, 3:30-5pm ET, to talk about the HEROES Act, its essential housing and homelessness components, and the urgency of having the bill enacted. This is our opportunity to thank […]

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Published in Advocacy on May 29, 2020.

Updated Individual Emergency Shelter Information Available

Please see this updated summary of individual emergency shelter availability in the Western MA region. You can also find more resource information on our Need Help page.

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Published in Resources on May 29, 2020.

Hampden County Individual Services Committee Minutes – 5/26/20

In attendance:  Grechar Aquino, FOH-CSO, Lynn Conway, Eliot Services, Shaundell Diaz, Stavros, Mark Goodwin, DMH, Mark Jachym, FOH-CSO, Nichole King, FOH/CSO, Jay Levy, Eliot, Jennifer Lucca, Samaratin Inn, Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield/Hampden CoC, Bill Miller, FOH/CSO, Israel Ortiz, MHA, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Denise Rivera, FOH/CSO, Keith Rhone, FOH/CSO, Laura Robertson, Catholic Charities, […]

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Published in Individual Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on May 29, 2020.

Please listen: Racial Justice During and After COVID-19; Please register: our region’s racial equity trainings

I wanted to flag this powerful hour long discussion around our anti-racism work. Please read on from the National Low Income Housing Coalition: Dr. Ibram Kendi Joins NLIHC’s Diane Yentel to Discuss Racial Justice in the Time of COVID-19 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & […]

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Published in Training on May 27, 2020.

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