Blog category: Resources

Look4Help Summary Page on COVID-19 Related Resources

Community Action Pioneer Valley has an excellent and comprehensive resource page through its Look4Help directory that summarizes up-to-date local, state and federal resources available in response to COVID-19. While Community Action’s service area is Hampshire and Franklin Counties and the North Quabbin, many of the resources listed pertain to the entire region, if not State. …

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Published on March 26, 2020.

FLASH POLL: Coronavirus’ impact on MA Nonprofits

The MA Nonprofit Network (MNN) and Philanthropy Foundation are conducting a survey to help coordinate support to nonprofits as a result of COVID-19. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf45zKy5HMGCMuy7jizRVyYZvp68B1QP7z0d6fwBk-9UN-Zww/viewform The poll will remain open until March 18 at noon.

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Published on March 16, 2020.

Census 2020 JOBS AVAILABLE!

See below from Census 2020 on high hourly wage job opportunities! Dear 2020 Census Partner,The Census Bureau would like your help in giving our recruiting efforts one last push. On March 7th we will begin our biggest hiring effort for the 2020 Census. To date we have obtained over 2.5 million applicants across the country. We would like to ensure …

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Published on March 2, 2020.

Act fast: Census Grants Available – Deadline 12/20

State funding of $2.5 million in grants of up to $250,000 is now available to support census outreach to at-risk communities. Go to http://www.sec.state.ma.us/census2020/grant-program.html for the application. More information is below. This is an important opportunity for our Network – let’s use it to get as complete and accurate a count as our region deserves! …

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Published on December 10, 2019.

New HUD Housing Vouchers Awarded to the Region!

Great news! HUD has awarded the region 83 housing vouchers that are designated to serve non-elderly, disabled individuals who are experiencing homelessness.  These “Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers”  will be a tremendous asset in housing people who experience chronic homelessness.  Congratulations to everyone for these significant new housing resources!All of the region’s housing authority applications were fully funded …

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Published on November 22, 2019.

Exciting News on Ending Youth Homelessness!

Thrilling news to report: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Western MA region over $4.3 million to end youth homelessness as part of its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project!  The Springfield/Hampden Continuum of Care (CoC) was awarded $2.4 million for Hampden County; the Three County CoC received $1.9 million for Franklin County. CONGRATULATIONS to …

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Published on August 30, 2019.

New Resource Directory for Hampshire/Franklin/Quabbin!

Community Action Pioneer Valley is pleased to announce: The Look4Help Public Resource Directory has LAUNCHED! We want you to check it out and help us spread the word about it! Please go to www.look4help.org on your smart phone, tablet, or computer to check out this fabulous, free, easy-to-use source of information about MANY community resources in Franklin …

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Published on July 11, 2019.

New MA Affordable Housing Report from the Federal Reserve Bank

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston just released a new report that underscores once again, this time with town-by-town data (and an interactive map!), the massive affordable housing crisis across the Commonwealth. This is a great resource for talking with your local and state officials, bringing home the number of extremely low-income households in each …

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Published on April 9, 2019.
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