FUNDING AVAILABLE for Permanent Supportive Housing!

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has committed $150 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to create more permanent supportive housing. Of that $150 million, $15 million is being administered by the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) – a collaboration between Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA), United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley (United Way), and Corporation […]

Published in Resources on June 14, 2022.

Individual Homelessness System Procurement is released

Big news for the region and the state today: the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) released its procurement for the individual homelessness system. You can find the procurement and associated attachments and forms at For quick reference, the procurement schedule is: Virtual Bidders’ Conference 06/01/2022 at 10:00am and 06/02/2022 at 10:00am Deadline […]

Published in Individual Services Committee, Resources on April 19, 2022.

ERAP application deadline: TOMORROW 11:59 pm! Sign Petition to Urge Extension!

The state will stop accepting applications for the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) as of 11:59 pm, Friday, April 15. Apply for assistance HERE. Homes for All MA and Right to the City Boston are distributing this petition seeking extension: SIGN ON HERE. Households can continue to apply for rental assistance through the RAFT […]

Published in Advocacy, Resources on April 14, 2022.

HUD Announced FY21 CoC Awards – Congratulations to our CoCs!

Good news for our two Continuums of Care (CoC), The Springfield-Hampden CoC and the Three County CoC: The Springfield-Hampden County CoC has been awarded $6,470,022. In addition to regular and YHDP program renewals, the CoC also received funding for three new or expansion projects: YWCA-Alianza-VOC DV Transitional Housing-Rapid Rehousing Project (7 TH and 22 RRH […]

Published in Resources on March 15, 2022.

Eviction Self-Help Booklets Now in Multiple Languages

An update from the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI): MLRI has recently updated and translated some of our self-help booklets for unrepresented tenants facing eviction. While we still recommend tenants facing eviction seek legal help, we know resources are limited and many tenants have to represent themselves. We hope these booklets can be helpful to pro […]

Published in Resources on March 8, 2022.

Discharge Planning Training, Toolkit and Resources

The MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has developed extensive resources regarding Discharge Planning to Support People Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness. DHCD provided a training to front-line shelter staff on Feb. 28 that can be found here. And the Powerpoint for the training can be found here. Additionally, please find these […]

Published in Resources, Training on March 8, 2022.

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES in Hampden County – Deadline March 11

The Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care has released notice of two funding opportunities today. Deadline for both applications is noon March 11, 2022. Permanent Supportive Housing The CoC seeks a nonprofit organization to operate an existing scattered-site permanent supportive housing program for 32 chronically homeless individuals. For more information and to apply: Housing for Homeless […]

Published in Resources on February 15, 2022.

RFP for Homeownership Assistance Fund Outreach – Deadline Feb. 23

Community Outreach Grant RFP – Deadline for responses is February 23! MassHousing is coordinating outreach and marketing for Mass HAF and requesting proposals for grants from Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to provide targeted and localized outreach to build awareness of the program and to encourage eligible homeowners to apply. You can find the RFP at Responses are due February 23. More details are […]

Published in Resources on February 15, 2022.

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