In the News: Western MA Legislators’ advocacy for a better shelter system

23 of our Western MA legislators – all 6 of our Senators and 17 Representatives – signed on to a joint letter to the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) urging reforms to meet the emergency individual shelter needs in our region.  DHCD sought input as they prepare to procure the shelter system statewide for […]

Published in Media on December 6, 2021.

Media and more on COVID-19 Housing Equity Bill; Submit Your Testimony by 5 pm TODAY!

Yesterday was an amazing day for housing equity: FIVE HOURS of testimony at the public hearing for the “COVID-19 Housing Equity bill” (H1434/S891), including powerful words from tenants and homeowners from our own region and across the state that brought home the devastating impact of threatened homelessness during COVID-19. The urgent need for eviction and foreclosure protection […]

Published in Advocacy, Media on August 13, 2021.

The Network in the Media on Eviction Protections

Our Network annual event on June 4 was energizing in the moment and also received media coverage to help make the moment – and the message – last. Please check it out here: Berkshire Eagle on June 7Daily Hampshire Gazette on June 5 And yesterday’s State House News reported on the Network’s testimony to the Joint […]

Published in Media on June 15, 2021.

The Berkshire Eagle on Evictions

The Berkshire Eagle reported yesterday on “Hundreds of Actions Taken Related to State Evictions”, relying on both the Network and Community Legal Aid for comment. Thanks to journalist Danny Jin who reported: “Of the 449 such measures issued in December for possession or money judgment, 353 were for nonpayment of rent, according to a Jan. 15 […]

Published in Media, News on February 3, 2021.

Notable Media on Eviction Moratorium Ending

Special thanks to State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa for her column in The Daily Hampshire Gazette on how Evictions Will Leave Thousands in the Dark And The Boston Globe Columnist Adrian Walker writes: Extending the Eviction Moratorium Would Finish Ralph Gants’s Last Project Our own New England Public Radio Reporter Karen Brown airs a brief story […]

Published in Media on October 21, 2020.

‘Tsunami of evictions’ threatens Boston (and here too)

The Boston Globe reported yesterday on A ‘tsunami of evictions’ threatens to strike Boston, citing City Life/Vida Urbana’s just released report on Evictions in Boston: The Disproportionate Effects of Forced Moves on Communities of Color Boston is featured; and we know Western Massachusetts could tell its own story. The article is below: A ‘tsunami of […]

Published in Media on June 29, 2020.

Transportation Op-Ed in Republican Today!

I’m pleased to update you about the Springfield Republican op-ed on public transportation that was just published, co-signed by Clare Higgins of Community Action Pioneer Valley, David Gadaire of MassHire Holyoke, Jessica Collins of the Public Health Institute of Western MA, and myself on behalf of the Network. This is a powerful example of collaboration at work […]

Published in Media on November 21, 2019.

Media on Ending Homelessness Event – 11/16/18

At our regional gathering on Friday, November 16, the Network released a report on Homelessness in Western Massachusetts : The Numbers, The Solutions, The Partnerships.   Over 150 leaders attended, including our incoming and current state legislators, where we shared concrete to-do actions on both a community and statewide level.  To-do actions are outlined in the report […]

Published in Media on November 20, 2018.

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