SAVE THE DATE: Network Annual Gathering – June 4

The Network is pleased to invite you to its 5th annual gathering on June 4, 10 am – 11 am.  Please see the flyer attached and the registration link is here.   We will bring together our vast community of partners from across the region – our state legislators, state agency leaders, mayors, service providers across every sector […]

Published in Network on March 26, 2021.

DHCD Announcing MRVP/AHVP Expansion: Thursday, 3/11, 12 noon

Please see this announcement from DHCD below and please register  to join TOMORROW, Thursday, March 11, 12 pm: Please join Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox, as well as other state andcommunity leaders for a statewide announcement regarding the expansion of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) and the Alternative Housing […]

Published in Network on March 10, 2021.

MA Housing Partnership Listening Session: March 16

Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s (MHP) is hosting a Spring Listening Tour and Western Massachusetts’ session will take place on Tuesday, March 16 from 12-1:15 PM, MHP Western MA Listening Session (but feel free to join another session if that time doesn’t work for you).  “These sessions are important in helping us understand the housing issues in your region, the […]

Published in Network on March 10, 2021.

CHAPA Virtual Forum: Affordable Housing Landscape in a New Administration

Join CHAPA for its first virtual forum of 2021 and our fifth annual federal housing policy discussion on doing business under a new administration. Hear breaking updates from D.C. and how the latest policy changes will affect affordable housing in Massachusetts. January 22, 202110:00–12:00PMVirtual forum via Zoom Please register by January 21st. Cost: $15.00 for CHAPA members and $25.00 for non-members. […]

Published in Advocacy, Network on January 14, 2021.

NEW Eviction Protections Become Law!

Good news: new eviction protections are now law. As you may recall, these provisions were initially passed by the Legislature as outside sections of the FY21 budget which the Governor amended. The Legislature overrode the amendments (big thanks to our Western MA Legislators for their steadfast commitment) and passed the language as a bill, An […]

Published in Advocacy, Network, News on January 6, 2021.

TODAY: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day – Dec. 21, 4 pm

TODAY, the National Coalition for the Homeless, National Health Care for the Homeless Council and National Consumer Advisory Board are gathering virtually for to observe the annual  Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. For nearly three decades, communities have gathered to mourn the tragic passing of those who die on the streets due to the harsh realities of […]

Published in Network on December 21, 2020.

COVID-19 Impact Survey Deadline Extended to 10/30

The MA Department of Public Health has extended the deadline to complete the COVID-19 Impact survey with a special push to reach more priority populations (e.g., people of color, young people, people with primary language other than English, formerly incarcerated people) in targeted communities, including Springfield and Holyoke. Please see these quick links below and […]

Published in Network on October 21, 2020.

Two very fond farewells: Joanne Campbell and Peter Gagliardi

I know I am speaking on behalf of our entire Network when I relay our heartfelt gratitude to both Joanne Campbell, Executive Director of Valley Community Development Corporation, and Peter Gagliardi, Executive Director of Way Finders as they approach their retirement (last day today!) and herald the start of a new chapter in their lives. […]

Published in Network on June 30, 2020.

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