News updates: what’s happening with homelessness in Western Massachusetts


Thousands of people remain at risk of losing their homes

WAMC NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO—Despite the newly extended federal eviction moratorium, thousands of people remain at risk of losing their homes while over $800 million in federal rental assistance dollars remain available in Massachusetts, said Pamela Schwartz, director of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness. The bill, which pauses evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 […]

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Published on August 11, 2021.

Western Mass. legislators, community organizations urge eviction relief during COVID surge

THE REPUBLICAN, SPRINGFIELD — Western Massachusetts lawmakers, community leaders and organizations have joined forces to urge eviction relief amid the latest coronavirus surge.

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Published on August 11, 2021.

Western Massachusetts lawmakers back eviction moratorium

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.

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Published on August 11, 2021.

Western MA Evictions and Homelessness in the Media

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: […]

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Published on December 21, 2020.

On transportation, it’s time for leadership to protect our health and well-being

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.

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Published on November 20, 2019.

Resource fair: Tackling homelessness through networking

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.

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Published on June 11, 2019.

State agencies, legislators discuss ways to end homelessness in western Massachusetts

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple state agencies and legislators gathered in Holyoke Monday morning for a workshop to end homelessness in western Massachusetts.

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Published on June 10, 2019.

Working to end homelessness: Legislators, providers to attend annual resource fair

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.

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Published on June 10, 2019.

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