Vermont’s model response: use of hotel rooms and testing

This article on Vermont’s response to COVID-19 was published on November 19. Unfortunately, since that short time ago, Vermont is no longer being spared the COVID spike that is happening across the country (although relatively speaking it is still very low). Regardless, Vermont’s response in the first months of COVID is examined here and is […]

Published in Best Practices on November 30, 2020.

Forum: Growing Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness – Oct. 15

The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is bringing its next discussion and advocacy opportunity to us on Thursday, October 15, 10 am – 11 am. Showing up will strengthen our voice for statewide solutions. Please join if you can! From MHSA: Communities across Massachusetts are reporting increases in unsheltered homelessness, from people sleeping on […]

Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas Webinar Series

Please see this opportunity offered by the National Alliance to End Homelessness: As Americans head to the polls this November, what housing and homelessness policies can advocates and concerned citizens recommend to politicians on the campaign trail or newly sworn into office? A new webinar series from the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute (“Researching an End to Homelessness: […]

Published in Best Practices on September 9, 2020.

2020 Census: EVERYONE living in the US gets counted

Please see this announcement below from The Statewide Complete Count Committee (SCCC) and MIRA Coalition, a response to the recent White House memo regarding the counting of undocumented immigrants for the census. Here is the link to the SCCC and MIRA full response:  Below is a summary of points being shared by complete count advocates.  […]

Published in Best Practices on July 24, 2020.

Individual Homelessness in MA and COVID-19 – Panel Discussion July 21

Please see this invitation from the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA). All are welcome! Individual Homelessness in a COVID-19 WorldPart II: Local Public Perspectives on Addressing HomelessnessTuesday, July 21, 20202-3 p.m. As the COVID-19 crisis hit communities across Massachusetts, local leaders were faced with the challenge of how to respond to the urgent threat […]

Published in Best Practices on July 13, 2020.

Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Partnerships – Introducing the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response

Please see this exciting announcement below from national group leaders. I’m proud to say the Network is actively participating in this effort as a member of this collaboration’s Working Group on National Strategies for Historically Marginalized Communities & Homelessness. We are supporting the effort to identify and engage people with lived experience, allowing Western Massachusetts’ […]

Published in Best Practices on June 18, 2020.

National Coronavirus Response Working Groups/Calls

With over 2,000 people from across the country participating in its weekly calls, The National Low Income Housing Coalition has just released new opportunities to connect more deeply on national, state and local levels, in particular issue areas. Be sure to check out these offerings for useful information and engagement! Mondays DHRC National Coronavirus, Housing […]

Published in Advocacy, Best Practices, Resources on April 17, 2020.

NAEH Webinar THURSDAY: Supporting People Remotely in Housing Programs

From the National Alliance to End Homelessness: COVID-19 Webinar Series: Supporting People Remotely in Housing Programs During COVID-19Thursday, April 9 – 3:00 – 3:30 pm ETIain DeJong, OrgCode Consulting, Inc.  This webinar will be facilitated by Iain De Jong of OrgCode Consulting, Inc. and will highlight a number of considerations for staff that work in […]

Published in Best Practices on April 8, 2020.

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