Economic Impact Payments Available to People Experiencing Homelessness – must sign up by 11/21

See this announcement from the Internal Revenue Service: Americans without a permanent address qualify for a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment and $500 per child. You do not need to receive income to qualify. For more information, please go here: Deadline of November 21 to sign up with the IRS. Please spread the word!

Published in Resources on November 3, 2020.

Hampden County Youth Program LAUNCHES Today!

Congratulations to the Hampden County Youth Action Board and the dozens of partners who gathered today on Zoom to kick off Hampden County’s program to prevent and end youth homelessness. Check out the new website and the new flyer – please distribute widely! And if a young person in Hampden County is facing housing crisis […]

Published in Resources, Youth and Young Adult Services Committee on October 27, 2020.

New Report on Emergency Rental Assistance in Response to COVID-19: Not Enough

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLHIC) released today a Research Note, Emergency Rental Assistance Programs in Response to COVID-19, that provides a descriptive analysis of over 440 rental assistance programs created or expanded in response to COVID-19. The analysis provides insight into how programs are funded, designed, and implemented. The report finds that, although state and […]

Published in Resources on October 27, 2020.

Franklin/Hampshire Virtual Job Fair – 10/26-10/28

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center brings us: OCTOBER VIRTUAL JOB FAIR Starts 9am: Monday, October 26Ends 4pm:  Wednesday, October 28 For more information on how to join this virtual event visit: These employers are actively hiring!!   Allegiance NursingAMR (American Medical Response)BHN (Behavioral Health Network)BFAIR (Berkshire Family and Individual Resources)Brattleboro RetreatCharterNEX FilmsComprehensive Home CareCooley DickinsonD’Angelo Grilled […]

Published in Career services, Resources on October 23, 2020.

IMPORTANT Eviction Prevention Information – Please distribute

As predicted, the eviction moratorium has ended, and eviction notices have begun in force. It is critically important that tenants are aware of their rights and what they can do to stay housed. They must be advised that they do NOT need to leave their home upon receipt of a Notice to Quit. See this […]

Published in Resources on October 21, 2020.

Learning about COVID-19 from People with Lived Experience

The Network is pleased to share this video and material from the National Innovation Service, presenting perspectives and recommendations from a diverse group of people who have lived experience of homelessness. Our region – through the Network and the City of Springfield – participated in the National Advisory Committee that assisted with planning and local […]

Published in Resources on October 13, 2020.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Speaks on Housing Justice; MA Budget features Housing in Just Recovery

Two opportunities to catch up on two very important conversations: Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke with the National Low Income Housing Coalition on Racial Equity and Housing Justice During and After COVID-19. The recording is available until October 21. You can listen here. 2. Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center sponsored Housing to Build A Just Recovery as […]

Published in Resources on October 9, 2020.

Virtual Job Fair for Youth and Young Adult Programs

Franklin County’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project is launching its programs and has positions to fill to serve youth and young adults. To learn more, please join this Virtual job fair:Friday, October 21-3 pm Community Action Pioneer Valley Youth Programs, Gandara Center, and Mental Health Association, Inc. are all hiring! Contact Tess at Harmon Personnel for […]

Published in Resources on September 30, 2020.

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