News updates: what’s happening with homelessness in Western Massachusetts
THE REPUBLICAN, SPRINGFIELD — Western Massachusetts lawmakers, community leaders and organizations have joined forces to urge eviction relief amid the latest coronavirus surge.
WWLP, BOSTON (SHNS) – Twenty state lawmakers from western Massachusetts on Wednesday urged the Housing Committee to advance legislation that would restore a statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, calling for action to keep residents housed and avoid a surge of legal action once a federal ban lifts.
On Sunday, the New York Times published a front page article on evictions in Western MA, featuring the Hampden County Sheriff’s Office and Rose Webster-Smith, the coordinator at Springfield No One Leaves and a steadfast Network partner. Over the last week, the Daily Hampshire Gazette published 3 articles on evictions and homelessness: Sheltering in Place: […]
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.