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.

Today’s Network Event: Combating Structural Racism, Advancing Equity, Ending Homelessness

Earlier today, the Network hosted its “Different Kind of Resource Fair” – made different by its virtual experience, combined with this moment in history. We were pleased to host 165 people on Zoom, including the DHCD Undersecretary, 16 legislators, 4 mayors and 150 Network partners. We affirmed our commitment to combat the structural racism that […]

Published in Network on June 5, 2020.

Governor Baker Announces Housing Stability Measures

March 25: From the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED): The Baker-Polito Administration announced steps to keep vulnerable families in their homes, preserve the health and safety of low-income renters and homeowners, and prevent homelessness due to reduced or lost income. These steps include the following: MA DHCD is issuing guidance recommending that all […]

Published in Network on March 26, 2020.

Community Evaluators needed for families experiencing homelessness

Please read below for this meaningful (and compensated) opportunity from the MA Dept. of Public Health: The MA Home Visiting Initiative and the Maternal Child Health Block Grant, both at the MA Department of Public Health, are undertaking a statewide Needs Assessment, facilitated by research partners Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER).   The overarching goal of […]

Published in Network on July 8, 2019.

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