SIGN-ON LETTER to Stop COVID-19 Evictions and Foreclosures

Homes for All MA is spearheading this sign-on letter that is at the core of the Network’s mission: to prevent and end homelessness. Please see below, please sign on your organization and please spread the word! Please sign on to this new public letter calling for Massachusetts to act quickly to prevent COVID-19 evictions and foreclosures. This […]

Published in Advocacy on July 21, 2021.

Action Alert: Urge Your Legislators to Override Governor’s FY22 Vetoes

Please see this action alert from the MA Coalition for the Homeless – let’s act together! Please ask your State Representative and Senator to swiftly override the Governor’s FY22 vetoes and reject negative amendments on homelessness and benefits programs by: Signing and sharing our latest one-minute online action, directed at your legislators and legislative leadership.  This […]

Published in Advocacy on July 21, 2021.

FY22 State Budget Finalized by Legislature, On to the Governor’s Desk

Late last week, the State Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget. Here are some highlights impacting housing and homelessness: For Western MA: a very exciting advance for the Safe Havens program in Hampshire and Franklin Counties! Over $400,000 will be coming to the region to fund 7 beds of this intensively supported housing […]

Published in Advocacy on July 12, 2021.

ACTION Alert: Tell Congress to Pair Bipartisan Infrastructure Package with Robust Housing Investments; Sign on National Letter

Let’s join the call to action from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (our supportive delegation still needs to hear our voices!): Call your US senators and representatives TODAY and demand that any bipartisan infrastructure package be paired with a larger economic recovery package that includes the HoUSed campaign’s top housing priorities: an expansion of rental assistance for every eligible […]

Published in Advocacy on June 25, 2021.

CDC Extends Moratorium for 30 days

Good news via the National Low Income Housing Coalition: The Biden administration announced yesterday that it will extend the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through July 31, and it will implement a whole-of-government approach to prevent a historic wave of evictions this summer, as NLIHC urged the administration to […]

Published in Advocacy on June 25, 2021.

The Network’s Priorities for the FY22 Conference Committee Budget; Easy Action Step to Contact Legislators

The Conference Committee is convening now to reconcile differences between the Senate and House budget. The members of the Conference Committee include: House Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, House Ways and Means Vice Chair Ann-Margaret Ferrante, House Ways and Means Ranking Minority Member Todd Smola, Senate Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodrigues, Senate Ways and Means Vice Chair Cindy Friedman, and Senate Ways and Means […]

Published in Advocacy on June 17, 2021.

ACT this morning: Contact your State Representative on eviction protections!

TODAY, the MA House of Representatives is convening to vote on the extension of eviction protections. Please call or email your state representative right now to weigh in. The message is simple: “Please co-sponsor Amendment #8 to H.3872, filed by Rep. Frank Moran. This amendment is needed to close a loophole in the temporary law […]

Published in Advocacy on June 15, 2021.

Racial Equity Committee Hearing Monday 6/14: Let’s show up!

The newly formed MA Joint Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights and Inclusion is holding its first hearing on: Monday, June 1410 am – 1 pm The House Chair is our region’s own Springfield Representative Bud Williams who has personally reached out to invite Network participation. We are welcome to testify orally or in writing. […]

Published in Advocacy on June 10, 2021.

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