CHAPA’s State and Federal Budget Update (all the latest news here)

Please see this excellent and comprehensive update from CHAPA on the state and federal budget and related housing initiatives (go to chapa.org to learn more and to receive their updates directly). State Updates Governor Signs Interim State BudgetOn August 4th, the Governor signed, in part, a $16.5 billion interim state budget that will keep state government operating […]

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Published in Advocacy on August 6, 2020.

Let’s get Eviction Sealing Across the Finish Line!

Good news: One of the Network’s major priorities – changing the law to establish eviction record sealing protections – passed as Senate Amendment 47 as part of the Governor’s Economic Development Bill. Now the Bill is in the Conference Committee where differences between the House and Senate versions will be resolved. Our Western MA Senator […]

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Published in Advocacy on August 6, 2020.

Webinar: Race and Health Equity Tools for Local Governments and Organizations – 8/12/20

The Network is pleased to co-sponsor this upcoming webinar, along with several other Network partners, including the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the City of Springfield, UMass School of Public Health and Western MA Health Equity Network and MA Public Health Association. Please read below, join if you can, and spread the word! Race and Health Equity […]

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Published in Training on August 4, 2020.

Hampden County Individual Services Meeting Minutes – 7/28/20

In attendance: Lynn Conway, Eliot Services, Jen Glover, Life Path, Marvin Gonzalez, Eliot Services, Dave Havens, MHA, John Fisher, Way Finders, Sarah Hills, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Janice Humason, FOH/CSO, Nichole King, FOH/CSO, Jay Levy, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield/Hampden CoC,  Bill Miller, FOH/CSO, Van Ngueyn, Springfield DMH, Keith Rhone, FOH/CSO, Denise Rivera-Nunez, […]

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Published in Individual Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on August 4, 2020.

Let’s Keep Going on the Housing Stability Bill

Please read below from Homes for All MA Coalition (of which the Network is a part) on why we need to keep pushing now! ACTION ALERT: Call and email MA legislators! Thousands of MA families facing eviction need the Housing Committee to vote on the Guaranteed Housing Stability bill by this Friday. THIS IS OUR FINAL […]

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Published in Advocacy on July 30, 2020.

Repeal of Affirmative Fair Housing Rule Lauded by President Trump

President Trump tweeted this yesterday: “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will […]

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Published in Advocacy on July 30, 2020.

Contact Your Senator This Morning!

Today, the MA Senate is voting on hundreds of amendments to the Act to Enable Partnerships for Growth (S. 2842) (the Senate version of the Economic Development Bill, which must pass for various reasons, hence the effort to attach other bills to it through the amendment process). The Network has 3 priority amendments and your […]

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Published in Advocacy on July 29, 2020.

Quick Action Needed for Federal Homelessness Dollars!

Check out this quick-click way to contact your Congresspeople and be heard on the urgency of federal homelessness funds. Thanks to the National Alliance to End Homelessness for this alert: On Monday, the Senate unveiled its latest coronavirus relief bill, and there’s bad news: not only does it fail to extend the eviction moratoria, but […]

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Published in Advocacy on July 29, 2020.

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