Network Testifies at Legislative Health Equity Task Force

Today the Legislative Health Equity Task Force held a public hearing to receive recommendations for how best to address the health equity crisis facing the Commonwealth right now. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to testify as part of the housing panel and am relaying my testimony here for your information. It was […]

Published in Advocacy on September 16, 2020.

State Eviction Moratorium Upheld by Superior Court; more on Federal Moratorium

Good news (and thanks to CHAPA for reporting on it): Eviction Moratorium Passes Constitutional Challenges in Superior CourtOn August 26, Judge Wilson of the Massachusetts Superior Court issued an order in Matorin v. Commonwealth denying injunctive relief to plaintiffs advocating for the end of the eviction moratorium. Ruling on claims of infringement of core judicial powers, access to […]

Published in Advocacy on September 11, 2020.

Comment by 9/22 to Preserve Equal Access to Shelter for LGBTQ+

We posted on this a few weeks ago but with the comment deadline closing in on Sept. 2, we wanted to remind you of this urgent need to comment. See this advocacy alert from the National Alliance to End Homelessness (echoed across all housing organizations across the country): The administration is attempting to remove current Equal […]

Published in Advocacy on September 9, 2020.

Our Homes, Our Votes – a new website and join National Registration Day 9/22!

Check out this new website by National Low Income Housing Coalition that is all about maximizing access to vote. Their intro to it follows: The 2020 elections are knocking at our door…At Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020, an NLIHC nonpartisan candidate and voter engagement project, we’ve redesigned our website with new resources to support voters in the […]

Published in Advocacy on September 3, 2020.

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Address “Racial Equity and Housing Justice During and After COVID-19” on October 6!

The National Low Income Housing Coalition just relayed this exciting opportunity: NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and NLIHC for a conversation on “Racial Equity and Housing Justice during and after COVID-19” on October 6, at 1 pm ET. Register today for this live-stream event at: https://bit.ly/32yRqi6. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at […]

Published in Advocacy on September 3, 2020.

Org Sign-on Letter to Prevent State Budget Cuts!

As a partner in the Statewide Task Force on Coronavirus and Equity, the Network has joined with dozens of others and signed on to the Invest in Our Recovery Letter, led by the Raise Up MA Coalition. Will your organization please sign as well? The Task Force offers this additional information below on why starting […]

Published in Advocacy on September 2, 2020.

CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium! Action Steps on Rental Assistance

BIG NEWS yesterday as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a nationwide eviction moratorium. Read more below from the National Low Income Housing Coalition: The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today an order to temporarily halt evictions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Citing the […]

Published in Advocacy on September 2, 2020.

Say YES to Progressive Revenue Campaign and Learn How to Make it Happen: 8/20, 11 am

Let’s do this together! The Statewide Task Force on Coronavirus and Equity and Raise Up Massachusetts are joining together to offer this workshop that will equip and empower advocates to speak on progressive revenue and its crucial role in our recovery, advocate to legislators, and learn how we can achieve an economy that works for all of us […]

Published in Advocacy on August 14, 2020.

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