Announcing the Center for Housing Justice

I wanted to flag this new entity, as it is being started by the National Innovation Service, led by Marc Dones, our Network racial equity trainer last year. He and NIS are continually in motion on this work, and here’s yet another way to connect and support our own ongoing efforts: The National Innovation Service […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 29, 2020.

Action Alert on National Housing Vote; Two sign-on letters!

See this action alert from the National Low Income Housing Coalition – let’s add our Western MA voices! The House of Representatives will vote next week – as soon as Monday, June 29 – on a package of critically needed emergency housing resources and protections to help keep renters in their homes and to address […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 26, 2020.

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Racial Equity and Housing Justice – 7/7/20, 2 pm

The National Low-Income Housing Coalition is pleased to announce that Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator and Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 project,” and Marla Newman, NLIHC board chair, will discuss “Racial Equity and Housing Justice During and After COVID-19” on July 7 at 2:00 pm ET. This conversation will not be recorded or […]

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Published in Training on June 26, 2020.

Veterans Committee Minutes – 6/24/20

In attendance: Steve Connor, Veterans Services, Craig Deraway, Soldier On, Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Andrew Klatka, Eliot Services, Michele LaFleur, 3 County CoC, Jay Levy, Elliot Services, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans Services, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Sweetser-Owens, VA, Sue White, VA Program Updates: Soldier On: SSVF still available – emergency funds ends 7/31; pre-COVID-19 funding […]

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Published in Meeting Minutes, Veterans Committee on June 26, 2020.

Hampden County Individual Services Committee Minutes – 6/23/20

n attendance: Grechar Aquino, FOH-CSO, Richardo Avila, Eliot Services, Lynn Conway, Eliot Services, Shaundell Diaz, Stavros, Hwei-Ling Greeney, Amherst Community Connection, Laura Hudson, Positive Place, Janice Humason, FOH, Mark Jachym, FOH-CSO, Nichole King, FOH-CSO, Jay Levy, Eliot Services, Jen Lucca, Samaratin Way, Luis Martinez, CHD, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Denise Rivera-Nunez,  FOH-CSO, Keith Rhones, […]

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Published in Individual Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on June 26, 2020.

RAFT Expansion Action Steps!

Please see this Action Alert from MA Coalition for the Homeless. Take a minute to help secure the vitally necessary RAFT funds to keep people in their homes. Officially endorse the FY’21 RAFT budget campaign, if you are part of an organization Sign and share our online petition to State Legislators Share your testimony with us, if you […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 23, 2020.

Statement from MA Budget on 1/12 budget

The Network is in support of this statement from MA Budget: Statement on Proposed 1/12th Budget, H4806 Statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget), in response to H4806, “An Act making certain appropriations for fiscal year 2021 before final action on the General Appropriation Bill,” filed June 19, 2020 by […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 23, 2020.

FY2020 State Supplemental Budget Update

Thanks to CHAPA for this update below: FY2020 Supplemental Budget Update On June 22, the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means released a $1.1 billion COVID-19 response supplemental budget for FY2020 (H.4802). Governor Baker had filed the original bill on May 12th. The Ways & Means bill directs millions in funding to critical programs to support affordable […]

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Published in Advocacy on June 23, 2020.

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