COVID-19 Data Dashboard and Webinar 9/18

From the Public Health Institute of Western MA: Check out the latest Western Massachusetts COVID-19 Data Dashboard update, and please join PHIWM and Representative Mindy Domb on September 18th to learn more about the dashboard. The Dashboard is designed to present COVID-19 data in a way that is accessible to decision-makers and the public in our region. Access to up-to-date COVID-19 […]

Published in Resources on September 11, 2020.

Art and Understanding Homelessness – a talk with Dr. Dennis Culhane

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center is offering two free online events in conjunction with Steven Kinder: 552,830 and Coffee & Conversation: Stories of Homelessness. Kinder’s exhibit invites viewers to lift their eyes to view large-scale portraits of people experiencing homelessness.  Two talks will take place: Homelessness: The Big Picture with national expert Dr. Dennis Culhane on September 23 […]

Published in Resources on September 11, 2020.

Virtual Health Care and Human Services Job Fair – 8/24-8/26

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center is hosting a Health Care and Human Services Virtual Job Fair August 24-26. See the flyer here.

Published in Resources on August 17, 2020.

NLIHC Released Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing 2020; MA 3rd highest housing wage

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released on July 14 its annual report, Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing 2020. The report compares rents and wages nationally and in every state, county, and metropolitan area in the U.S. Massachusetts ranks as the 3rd Highest Housing Wage$35.52/hr required to afford a 2 bedroom rental homeOR111 […]

Published in Resources on July 17, 2020.

Resources on Racism and Welfare

We wanted to relay this information from the statewide Lift Our Kids Coalition regarding the history and impact of racism on welfare programs and policies in this country. First is this reading list compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, of books and articles on the racist history underlying the current Temporary Assistance […]

Published in Resources on July 10, 2020.

NEW PREVENTION Funds Available for Hampden and Hampshire Counties

Please see this flyer from Way Finders announcing new funds to support financial assistance for renters and homeowners in Hampden and Hampshire Counties.  Note: Program guidelines and requirements are flexible for individuals and families experiencing a COVID-19 related housing crisis.  There is good news afoot around more RAFT funding statewide (all 4 counties) so stay tuned for […]

Published in Resources on July 2, 2020.

Round 2 ESG-CV NOFA Released

DHCD has released a NOFA for Round 2 ESG-CARES Act funds for shelter expansion and rapid re-housing. The NOFA is here related attachment A is here and the budget form is here. Please see the COMMBUYS information below to access the full details, including the most updated materials. Please be advised that the Department of Housing […]

Published in Resources on June 30, 2020.

A webinar that makes a new vision possible (with real-life examples happening right now)

I wanted to feature this webinar for you to view (in all your free time, but really, it’s worth it to create some!): US Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Future Planning for the Homelessness Response System: Lessons Learned from Seattle/King County, Los Angeles, and Houston (June 17) While of course our communities are differently sized with […]

Published in Resources on June 18, 2020.

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