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


Advocates, lawmakers urge action on housing equity bill

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, NORTHAMPTON — A large number of western Massachusetts elected officials and institutions are backing a bill in the State House that would shore up some of the […]

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Published on August 12, 2021.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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