Final House Budget and Network Priorities

As you know, the House finalized its budget last week. Here is a summary of the housing outcomes in relation to the Network Priorities. Thanks to our Western MA Representatives for their championing of housing and homelessness prevention! On the regional level, we made some headway on our Network priorities with some funding allocation for […]

Published in Advocacy on May 7, 2021.

Federal Judge Overturns CDC Moratorium; Appeal Filed; State Action on Housing Equity Bill Needed

Thanks to CHAPA for reporting on this update: On May 5, 2021, D.C. District Judge Dabney Friedrich vacated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) federal eviction moratorium, which was set to expire on June 30, 2021. The federal judge ruled that the Public Health Service Act did not give the CDC the legal authority to impose […]

Published in Advocacy on May 7, 2021.

The House Budget Finalized – Amendment Outcomes

Late last week, the House voted on its FY22 budget. We will provide more detail shortly but for now this update will report out on how the Network Amendment priorities fared. Unfortunately, our statewide priorities, in collaboration with CHAPA and MA Coalition for the Homeless, were not adopted, with the exception of the transportation amendments […]

Published in Advocacy on May 3, 2021.

Statewide Equity Task Force: MassBudget on House Ways and Means Budget

At the Statewide Equity Task Force on Coronavirus and Equity meeting last week, MA Budget and Policy Center presented a comprehensive summary of the House Ways and Means budget that is being debated this week. Please check out MassBudget’s excellent presentation and this analysis to get a big picture view of the proposed House budget. […]

Published in Advocacy on April 27, 2021.

Action Alert: Call Your State Rep on Network Priority Amendments for House Ways and Means Budget

As you know, the House Ways and Means Committee released its FY2022 budget last week, which included many advances for homelessness prevention and affordable housing. For a breakdown of the Network’s FY22 priorities in relation to the House Ways and Means proposal, please go here. This week is our chance to make the budget even stronger, […]

Published in Advocacy on April 19, 2021.

FY22 House Ways and Means Budget is Out!

Thanks to our state partner MA Coalition for the Homeless for this update below. We will share additional statewide updates over the next couple of days, along with a focus on the Network’s regional priorities and action steps to help win important amendments on both the state and regional level. Please stay tuned! From MA […]

Published in Advocacy on April 15, 2021.

TODAY! Join a National Call-In Day to Support Housing Priorities!

Let’s do this with the National Low Income Housing Coalition and hundreds of others across the country! Join advocates across the country for a National Call-In Day, TODAY, Wednesday, April 14 to urge Congress to include in the American Jobs Plan the HoUSed campaign’s top infrastructure priorities. Call your senator and representative on April 14 with the message: “I am calling as […]

Published in Advocacy on April 14, 2021.

American Jobs Plan Proposes More Affordable Housing

More promising news from our federal government (with thanks to the National Low Income Housing Coalition for the summary): President Joe Biden announced on March 31 his priorities for the “American Jobs Plan,” an approximately $2 trillion infrastructure and recovery package that includes robust resources for housing. The “American Jobs Plan” includes $213 billion “to produce, […]

Published in Advocacy, Resources on April 6, 2021.

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