Senate Affordable Homes Act Passes; US Supreme Court Criminalizes Homelessness

The U.S. Supreme Court Punishes Unhoused People  Please see this statement from the National Low Income Housing Coalition: On Friday, June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in City of Grants […]

Published in Advocacy on July 1, 2024.

Act TODAY for Senate Affordable Homes Act Amendments!

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED to make the Senate’s Affordable Homes Act much more responsive to our communities’ needs.  Here’s what’s missing: So let’s BE HEARD TODAY. First, join this Homes for All sign-on […]

Published in Advocacy on June 26, 2024.

Three Minutes, Three Things, Impact!

We’ve got almost 850 of us on this email list!  If we each take 3 minutes to do these 3 things, western MA will MAKE AN IMPACT! 1. Email your Senator the […]

Published in Advocacy on June 17, 2024.

Senate Action on the Affordable Homes Act Starts Now!

First, a recap: Last Wednesday, June 5, The MA House of Representatives passed its redraft of Governor Healey’s Affordable Homes Act. It contains good news and bad news. Good news: a version of  The Tenant […]

Published in Advocacy on June 13, 2024.

Contact Your State Rep TODAY for a Better Housing Bill!

Today is a crucial day for crucial action.   The House will debate its version of the Affordable Homes Act starting tomorrow, June 5, and TODAY is the day to urge your […]

Published in Advocacy on June 4, 2024.

The Network’s 2024 Annual Gathering – Get the Data and the Energy Here!

On Friday, May 31, over 150 Network partners gathered for our 8th Annual Gathering at Holyoke Community College. Every level of government and community across our four western counties came together in […]

Published in Advocacy, Network on June 3, 2024.

Our Legislators, Our Housing Secretary, ALL OF US SAY: EMAIL HOUSE LEADERS NOW!

We just said good-bye to each other at our 8th Annual Network Gathering: over 150 of us in a room, Housing Secretary Ed Augustus, over a dozen western MA legislators, mayors, […]

Published in Advocacy on May 31, 2024.

Positives for Housing, More to Do in Conference

Late last week, the MA Senate passed its FY25 budget totaling $57.9 billion.  Overall, housing and homelessness programs stayed intact with some funding increases in some areas. Thank you to our […]

Published in Advocacy on May 29, 2024.

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