ACT NOW to Defend Housing Investments!

Thanks to the National Low Income Housing Coalition for this alert: Affordable housing investments in the “Build Back Better Act” may be deeply cut or even eliminated. Act NOW! President Biden and congressional leaders need to hear from you and from as many members of Congress as possible in support of essential and targeted housing investments currently […]

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Published in Advocacy on October 7, 2021.

BIG STATE LEGISLATIVE HEARING on Housing Bills October 12!

Calling all Network partners! We’ve got a very big day next week as the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing convenes a virtual hearing on Tuesday, October 12 at 11 am on a number of Network priority bills. The Network’s Racial Equity Work Group urges your support of these bills as a crucial part of […]

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Published in Advocacy on October 7, 2021.

Additional Information and Correction for CoC Funding Competitions

IMPORTANT CORRECTION for Springfield-Hampden CoC Competition: Please note that there is an error in the deadline for proposals. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. To see Hampden County Q&A notes from their Bidders’ Conference go here. To see Three County CoC notes on the Q&A from their Bidders’ Conference go here.

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Published in 3 County CoC, Continuum of Care, Hampden County CoC on October 4, 2021.

NEW Publication on Pre-treatment outreach work in street homelessness

The Network is proud to announce the publication of a new book, Pretreatment in Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization, by one of our Network partners, Jay Levy, Western MA regional manager for Eliot CHS-Homeless Services. This new resource provides a framework for navigating therapeutic relationships with people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The book […]

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Published in Resources on October 4, 2021.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOW-THRESHOLD HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Please take note! This funding through the MA Department of Public Health offers the exciting opportunity to provide low-threshold permanent housing for unaccompanied adults experiencing homelessness along with support services to help them maintain their housing. This is a rolling procurement (no deadline until money allocated) with an estimated total value of $10.5 million. Please […]

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Published in Funding Opportunity on September 27, 2021.

Two Domestic Violence and Homelessness Trainings: October 6 and October 19

While this is a partial repost, I wanted to get BOTH trainings in one spot so here they are now: The Hampden County and Three County Continuums of Care invite you to two trainings offered during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. How to Help DV Survivors in Your Homeless/Housing Programs Wednesday, October 6, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. […]

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Published in Training on September 27, 2021.

State Legislative Hearing on ARPA Funds: Friday, 10/1, 11 am

The next state legislative hearing on the allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is taking place on: Friday, October 111 amOnline link here: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Joint/Calendar/10-01-2021 The focus will be on education, social equity, safety net and families. While “housing” is not directly mentioned, certainly the issues of housing and homelessness directly bear on […]

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Published in Advocacy on September 27, 2021.

ACTION: Contact Congress to win passage of once-in-a-generation housing investments!

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is calling us to action because the stakes are high RIGHT NOW to pass the “Build Back Better Act,” a $3.5 trillion comprehensive economic recovery package, which currently includes $90 billion for new rental assistance vouchers, $80 billion to preserve public housing and $37 billion in the national Housing […]

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Published in Advocacy on September 23, 2021.

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