NEW Lunch Time Training Series Starts 5/15!

2024 Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care Lunch and Learn SeriesWednesdays at noon, May 15 – June 26 Thanks to the Hampden CoC for these short training sessions designed for homeless […]

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Published in Training on May 13, 2024.

Next Push for Affordable Homes Act Starts Now!

As you may know, the Governor’s $4.1 billion housing bond bill, the Affordable Homes Act, was reported out of the Housing Committee and the Bonding Committee without any changes.  The bill […]

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Published in Advocacy on May 10, 2024.

Senate Ways and Means Committee’s FY25 Budget Released

On May 7, the Senate Ways and Means (SWM) Committee released its FY25 Budget Proposal.   See an overview here from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. On housing and homelessness matters, our […]

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Published in Advocacy on May 8, 2024.

HLC Secretary Augustus to join the Network Gathering on 5/31!

The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities Secretary Ed Augustus will be joining the Network at our Annual Gathering on May 31 We are honored to welcome Housing and Livable […]

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Published in Network on May 8, 2024.

FY25 House Budget Outcomes – Access to Counsel is IN!

Last Friday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed its $58 billion Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) budget.  The budget overall provides mostly level funding for housing and homelessness programs.  See a detailed breakdown  provided […]

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Published in Advocacy on May 3, 2024.

Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care Annual Meeting May 10

Please join this in-person meeting to review the Hampden CoC’s Point-in-Time Count data, see recent CoC performance and outcome data, and plan for the year ahead. Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of […]

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Published in Hampden County CoC on May 3, 2024.

State Report on Individual Homelessness: Permanent Supportive Housing is the cost-effective solution

It’s not every day that a state agency steps out front to showcase what is working and what isn’t and what can be done to make things work better.  That’s […]

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Published in Individual Services Committee, Stats & Facts on April 26, 2024.

The Transfer Fee for Affordable Housing – Great Toolkit for Action Here!

The Affordable Homes Act (AHA) was recently reported to the House Committee on Ways and Means and debate is predicted to happen in early May.  This is the time to weigh […]

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Published in Advocacy on April 26, 2024.

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