Local ARPA and Housing Investments: Case Studies

Earlier this week, CHAPA featured 3 local communities’ work in allocating its local American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, including our own region’s community of Amherst. Below are the presentations from each community which contain excellent ideas and inspiration for our region’s work. Please check them out! We’ll look forward to further discussion about how […]

Published in Network, Resources on January 13, 2022.

New Homeowners Assistance Fund Launched – Training Sessions 12/14, 12/15

Please see this announcement from DHCD: The Commonwealth is preparing to launch the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) in partnership with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing), the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F), the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED), and the Massachusetts Division of Banks (the Division).   MHP […]

Published in Resources on December 9, 2021.

MA COVID-19 Community Grants Request for Proposals – Due 1/7

Please see this announcement below: On behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Health Resources in Action has released the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Grants request for proposals, and applications are due Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM. APPLY HERE. The MA COVID-19 Community Grants Program was designed to help organizations raise awareness in their communities about best […]

Published in Resources on December 6, 2021.

New Safe Havens Program funded in Franklin County!

Thrilling news for our region: after ongoing advocacy by our Network partners and Western MA legislative delegation, and thanks to the leadership and commitment of our Western MA Department of Mental Health (DMH), a new Safe Havens program has been funded! DMH announced its award last week to Clinical Support Options (CSO). It will open […]

Published in Resources on December 6, 2021.


The MA Department of Housing and Community Development announced two new exciting opportunities to expand housing options in our region: The first procurement is the Sponsor Based Permanent Supportive Housing RFR.  Click the link to navigate directly to the posting.  COMMBUYS Document Number: DHCD2022-29 BID Number:  BD-22-1076-OCDDE-OCD01-68748 Date of RFR Publication December 1, 2021 Virtual Bidders’ Conference […]

Published in Resources on December 2, 2021.

Housing Navigator Tool Training: Nov. 2

You may have heard about this exciting new Massachusetts housing search tool already – check it out at Housing Navigator – but you haven’t yet had a chance to see how it works. Here’s an chance to get acquainted with the help of the Housing Navigator’s Nora Lutz on: Tuesday, November 210 am This training […]

Published in Resources on October 27, 2021.

NEW Publication on Pre-treatment outreach work in street homelessness

The Network is proud to announce the publication of a new book, Pretreatment in Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization, by one of our Network partners, Jay Levy, Western MA regional manager for Eliot CHS-Homeless Services. This new resource provides a framework for navigating therapeutic relationships with people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The book […]

Published in Resources on October 4, 2021.

Habitat for Humanity Building Three Affordable Homes in Northampton

Announcement from Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity: Building Three Affordable Homes in Northampton Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that applications are available for three homes to be built on Burts Pit Rd in Northampton. The application deadline is Monday November 15, 2021. Eligible applicants will have incomes up to 60% of area […]

Published in Resources on September 23, 2021.

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