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TODAY at 3:30 pm: NLIHC offers Webinar on President Trump’s FY21 Budget Request

NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) invite you to join a webinar on Tuesday, February 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET to learn about how the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget request would harm low-income people and their communities and how advocates can help ensure robust funding for affordable …

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Published in Advocacy on February 18, 2020.

Pre-Registration Open: Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference – April 24, 2020, Springfield

The 14th Annual Northeast Region Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference is taking place on Friday, April 24, at Western New England University School of Law. You can pre-register now by going here: https://www.fhcrconference.com/

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Published in Training on February 18, 2020.

Family Services Committee Meeting – 2/11/20

In attendance:  Hillary Cronin, VA, Brooke Eddy, ROCA, Anthia, Elliott, BHN, Waleska Estrada, NEFWC, Danielle Hartner, CHD, Fran LeMay, ServiceNet, Jane Lindfors, DTA-DV unit, Ramona Matos, Square One, Lesley McCoy, ROCA, Jose Montalvo, Clean Slate, Donna Nadeau DHCD, Monique Osboourne, YWCA, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Dorothy Prieto, Community Action Head Start, Brett Rogers, HCS …

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Published in Family Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on February 18, 2020.

3 County Individual Services Meeting Minutes – 2/10/20

In attendance: Ben Cook, Dial/SELF, Sam Cunningham, ServiceNet, Julia Ferolie, Dial/SELF, Lelia Jenkins, Dial/SELF, Andy Klatka, Eliot CHS, Michele Lafleur, 3 county CoC, Jay Levy, Eliot Services, Katie Miernecki, ServiceNet, Brooke Murphy, Three County CoC, Dan Musante, Dial/SELF, Theresa Nicholson, CHD, Kevin Noonan, Craig’s Doors, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Chris Zabik, DMH …

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Published in Individual Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on February 18, 2020.

Action Alert: Sign-on letter to support affordable housing!

Thanks to the National Low Income Housing Coalition for this action alert below – let’s join them! President Trump’s and HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request – released on Feb. 10 – proposes to slash funding for HUD by an astounding $8.6 billion or 15% below 2020 enacted levels, not including …

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Published in Advocacy on February 12, 2020.

Hampden County Legislators and Network Partners Discuss Budget and Policy Priorities to End Homelessness

Thanks to our Hampden County legislators Assistant Majority Leader Joseph Wagner, Representative Michael Finn, Representative Carlos Gonzaléz and Representative José Tosado for joining our 30-strong Network team that came together in Springfield on Feb. 3, 2020, to advocate for the Network’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Priorities and 2019-2021 Legislative Priorities. We look forward to continuing …

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Published in Advocacy on February 7, 2020.

How the State Budget and Laws Get Made: The Network gets educated and mobilized!

Over 100 Network partners from across the four Western counties gathered at Holyoke Community College on January 28, 2020, to learn about how the state budget and laws get made and the difference they make in our effort to prevent and end homelessness. Led by Attorney Annette Duke of the Mass. Law Reform Institute, the …

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Published in Training on February 7, 2020.

TODAY: Call your legislators on housing bill priorities!

Under rules that govern law-making in the State Legislature, state legislative committees have until Wed., Feb. 5 to “report out” a bill from its committee.  If it is not given a “favorable report” by that date, the bill typically “dies” unless it is given an extension. The Network’s top legislative priorities include Right to Counsel …

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Published in Advocacy on February 3, 2020.
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