SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, November 20, 2019. Transportation is on the legislature’s agenda, and our representatives on Beacon Hill will soon be debating what needs fixing and upgrading, and how to pay for it.
Homelessness is an enormous but often hidden problem in our area, says state Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, D-Northampton — but Monday morning, hundreds of people gathered to bring the issue to light at the Western MA Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple state agencies and legislators gathered in Holyoke Monday morning for a workshop to end homelessness in western Massachusetts.
Homeless support organizations, state agencies and providers from across the region are expected this Monday, June 10, for the third annual Western MA Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers at the Kittredge Center, Room 301-303, at Holyoke Community College.
Homelessness should be ‘rare, brief, and non-recurring,’ advocates say at Western Massachusetts summit
GREENFIELD — While it may not be possible to “end homelessness,” it is feasible to make sure that episodes of homelessness are “rare, brief, and non-recurring,” said Gerry McCafferty, housing director for the City of Springfield.
PITTSFIELD — As snow approached Thursday, those who manage the Barton’s Crossing shelter prepared for a busy night of checking in guests and keeping peace in the building’s mazelike corridors.
Shortly after a Friday discussion over how to end homelessness in western Massachusetts, two of the most influential policymakers in the room succinctly put how that goal can be achieved — by “one bite at a time.”
A new report says progress is being made on reducing homelessness in the four counties of western Massachusetts.