The Network in the Media on Eviction Protections

Our Network annual event on June 4 was energizing in the moment and also received media coverage to help make the moment – and the message – last. Please check it out here: Berkshire Eagle on June 7Daily Hampshire Gazette on June 5 And yesterday’s State House News reported on the Network’s testimony to the Joint […]

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Published in Media on June 15, 2021.

Racial Equity Committee Hearing Monday 6/14: Let’s show up!

The newly formed MA Joint Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights and Inclusion is holding its first hearing on: Monday, June 1410 am – 1 pm The House Chair is our region’s own Springfield Representative Bud Williams who has personally reached out to invite Network participation. We are welcome to testify orally or in writing. […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 10, 2021.

The Fair Share Amendment Advances to the 2022 Ballot!

The Network has endorsed the Fair Share Amendment because it will raise revenue to support greater investment in public transportation. Increasing access to public transportation means greater access to jobs, child care, health care and more, all of which are linchpins to housing stability in our region. Please see this announcement from Raise Up Massachusetts […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 10, 2021.

BY 11 am TODAY: CONTACT YOUR SENATOR FOR EVICTION PROTECTIONS!

The Senate will be debating and voting on eviction protections starting at 11 am today, June 10. Please take a minute to email or call your State Senator now. The message is this: Please co-sponsor Amendment 35 and Amendment 39 to S.2467, the bill addressing the sudden end of the state of emergency. These amendments […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 10, 2021.

HERE: Powerful Fuel for Ending Homelessness

Last Friday, June 4, 226 of us from across the Network gathered in a shared Call for Action to prevent and end homelessness in Western Massachusetts. Our state legislators, our mayors, our PARTNERS from across every sector and every county got inspired together to “make the decisions” necessary to end homelessness. You can collect on […]

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Published in Network on June 7, 2021.

Your Voice Matters: Contact Your Legislators to Prevent More Evictions

Our legislators are debating RIGHT NOW and in the immediate days ahead whether and how to extend eviction protections that will expire on June 15 without further action. We are asking 3 things: Extend Chapter 257 eviction protections Adopt and Extend CDC eviction protections Pass the COVID-19 Housing Equity Bill (H.1434/S.891) The Network submitted this […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 3, 2021.

LAST CALL for Network Event Tomorrow!

Our community is showing up! Join the now 250 strong signed on to join together tomorrow June 4 at 10 am to demonstrate our shared commitment to prevent and end homelessness in Western Massachusetts. We will be joined by our state legislators, our mayors, and above all, by all of you, as we learn together […]

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Published in Network on June 3, 2021.

Webinar on Micro-Units: A Path to a Place to Live – June 9

Please see this opportunity from MHSA: Join the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) as we embark on our latest endeavor to increase housing inventory by bringing innovative housing models to scale across the Commonwealth for medically complex people experiencing recurrent or long-term homelessness. Learn about the process and planning of embracing micro-units to end […]

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Published in Forum on June 3, 2021.

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