News updates: what’s happening with homelessness in Western Massachusetts
This week, we’re getting answers from Pamela Schwartz, the director of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness.
In many communities, motels became homeless shelters during the pandemic. Now, cities are trying to continue that success.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio—The number of people experiencing homelessness in western Massachusetts has reached a 5-year high as housing costs continue to rise and pandemic-era tenant protections have ended.
Greenfield Recorder—Twice facing the trauma of eviction and once making a vehicle home for herself and her four children, as well as living inside a mold-filled apartment, Shaundell Diaz of […]
New England Public Radio—The Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness released a report saying more than 3,300 people did not have housing as of January 2023.
Daily Hampshire Gazette—Twice facing the trauma of eviction and once making a vehicle home for herself and her four children, as well as living inside a mold-filled apartment, Shaundell Diaz […]
Springfield Republican/MassLive—Over 3,505 people within the four counties of Western Massachusetts are experiencing homelessness according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — the highest […]
Western Mass News—The number of western Massachusetts residents experiencing homelessness has reached a five year high and on Friday, local leaders gathered to discuss the growing problem.