Celebrate Hampden County’s Launch of its Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness – October 27

Let’s join together to celebrate the public launch of Hampden County’s Plan to Prevent and  End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness!  See below for the invitation and for quick access to the RSVP form, go to:  https://forms.gle/SFQGorAKEuXvQ3da8

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Published in Youth, Youth and Young Adult Services Committee on October 16, 2020.

Financial Wellness During COVID – Reframing Benefit Cliffs with Senator Lesser and Rep. Vega – Oct. 29

Please join Springfield Partners for Community Action and Springfield WORKS/EDC for their third Opportunities for Action series: Financial Wellness during COVID: Reframing Benefit Cliffs to Support Working FamiliesFeaturing Senator Lesser, Representative Vega and Family Voices. Please click on this link to register for this event.

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Published in Advocacy, Career services on October 16, 2020.

Learning about COVID-19 from People with Lived Experience

The Network is pleased to share this video and material from the National Innovation Service, presenting perspectives and recommendations from a diverse group of people who have lived experience of homelessness. Our region – through the Network and the City of Springfield – participated in the National Advisory Committee that assisted with planning and local […]

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Published in Resources on October 13, 2020.

Western MA COVID-19 Task Force Meeting Minutes – 10/8/20

Please see the 10/8/20 meeting minutes of the Western MA COVID-19 Task Force here.

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Governor Baker’s Eviction Diversion Initiative

Yesterday, Governor Baker announced the Eviction Diversion Initiative. More details from his press release are below. To learn how to access resources go here for English web page and and here for the Spanish web page; you can also find a flyer in English and a flyer in Spanish. While the Network appreciates the Governor’s […]

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Published in Advocacy on October 13, 2020.

Housing Justice is Racial Justice: Act Now to Pass the Guaranteed Housing Stability Act

When the statewide eviction moratorium expires on October 17, as many as 100,000 households will be threatened with eviction, housing insecurity and homelessness, and a disproportionate number of those households will be people of color living in communities already hardest hit by COVID-19. The Network is proud to help Western Massachusetts be heard in the […]

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Published in Advocacy on October 12, 2020.


The time for us to act is now. The statewide eviction moratorium ends in just one week, on October 17. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 households are at risk of eviction, and those households will disproportionately be in communities of color that have already been hardest by COVID-19. There is a comprehensive […]

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Published in Advocacy on October 9, 2020.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Speaks on Housing Justice; MA Budget features Housing in Just Recovery

Two opportunities to catch up on two very important conversations: Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke with the National Low Income Housing Coalition on Racial Equity and Housing Justice During and After COVID-19. The recording is available until October 21. You can listen here. 2. Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center sponsored Housing to Build A Just Recovery as […]

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Published in Resources on October 9, 2020.

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