Blog category: Best Practices

TODAY’s COVID-19 Advocacy and Informational Events

Below is a list of today’s and Monday’s events related to homelessness and COVID-19. Apologies for the late notice – it’s been hard to keep up. TODAY: 9 am, The Emergency Task Force on Coronavirus & Equity, convened by the Mass. Public Health Association and including 87 statewide groups (including the Network), is holding a …

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Published on March 20, 2020.

Coronavirus and Homelessness

Please note the following resources: HUD released the new Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs to provide structure and specific examples for planning and responding to influenza, Coronavirus, and other infectious diseases. The toolkit consists of three documents that provide information for CoC leadership, homeless service providers, and partners to utilize when planning for and responding to infectious …

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Published on March 9, 2020.

Forum on Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities: 9/5, UMass

Sponsored by: Join us on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the UMass Amherst Campus Center for a forum, “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts.” This forum will focus on the numerous ways in which the opioid crisis has impacted Western Massachusetts, with particular attention paid to the social and …

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Published on August 1, 2019.

The Built for Zero Movement: 400 strong!

In late March, a team of 6 from the Springfield/Hampden Continuum of Care joined with 60 other communities across the country at a Built for Zero Learning Session. It was inspired and inspiring for its impact in ending homelessness. Below is a post-event excerpt from Community Solutions, the national umbrella organization, and you can read …

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Published on April 22, 2019.

Region 1 Forum on Family Homelessness – April 3, Boston

An invitation from the US Department of Health and Human Resources: You are invited to join us! A regional forum and listening session about families experiencinghomelessness  Hosted by the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesDate:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019Time:  12:30pm – 4:30pm (EDT) Location:Tip O’Neil Building Auditorium10 Causeway …

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Published on March 25, 2019.

CHAPA Breakfast Forum: Meeting the Housing Shortage for People with Extremely Low-Income – April 3, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Boston

Wednesday, April 3rd 9:30 AM–11:30 AM (Registration begins at 9:00 AM)MassHousingOne Beacon Street, 4th FloorBoston, MA 02108 Please join CHAPA, MetroHousing|Boston, and Homes for Families for our Breakfast Forum: Meeting the Housing Shortage for People with Extremely Low Incomes The Metropolitan Area Planning Council projects that Massachusetts needs to produce more than 500,000 new homes …

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Published on March 15, 2019.

Family RFI Response Submitted!

The Western MA Network to End Homelessness is pleased to report its submission to DHCD’s Family Homelessness System Request for Information (RFI). Please see the Network response here. By way of context, copied below is the Network’s “background information” for this response: The Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness is the collaborative vehicle for preventing …

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Published on February 15, 2019.

The Network at Work!

On Thursday, June 14, the Western MA Network to End Homelessness convened its second annual Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers.  Congratulations to all for a tremendous success! Over 200 people attended from across all four Western counties; 60 organizations from every sector of our community shared information and resources available to assist in preventing and …

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Published on June 15, 2018.
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