A Must Read: The Black Lives Next Door

In case you missed it, Richard Rothstein’s New York Times‘ article “The Black Lives Next Door” on August 14 deserves a read by all of us. This is why we as a Network are centering racial justice work in all of our work to end homelessness. They are inextricably one and the same. If you […]

Published in Uncategorized on September 4, 2020.

Action: National Lobby Day – July 21 – for The Heroes Act

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is leading this effort – let’s join them! CONGRESS MUST ACT!JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY! Congress must pass the housing elements of the HEROES Act to protect low-income renters and prevent a tsunami of evictions Advocates for housing justice throughout the country are raising the concerns of low-income […]

Published in Advocacy, Uncategorized on July 10, 2020.

Action Alert: Right to Counsel Pilot Program – ask your legislator to co-sponsor!

We are joining with the MA Right to Counsel Coalition to organize around passage of an emergency bill to create a Right to Counsel Pilot Program (SD 2971)  that would protect renters and owner-occupants in areas of the state hardest hit by COVID-19, including communities in Western MA.  This particular bill (see factsheet here) is a […]

Published in Advocacy, Uncategorized on June 18, 2020.

Springfield-Hampden County CoC – Request for Proposals for Youth Rapid Rehousing

The Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care (CoC) has issued a Request for Proposals seeking one or more applicants to provide medium-term (up to 2 years) rapid rehousing for homeless youth and young adults (YYAs). The RFP seeks one or more agencies to provide a total of 30 units of rapid rehousing, to be staffed with a total […]

Published in Uncategorized on June 16, 2020.

Virtual Job Fairs Coming!

Our MassHires are moving their job fairs to the virtual realm. Check out the two below (with more to come): MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career CenterJune Virtual JOB EXPO Starts at 9am Monday June 22Ends at 4pm Wednesday June 24Visit 30 companies in 3 days PRE-REGISTER: Call 413-774-4361.  Not a career center member?  Simply go to Job Quest https://jobquest.dcs.eol.mass.gov/jobquest/ to create a Job Seeker […]

Published in Uncategorized on June 16, 2020.

Training on how to use 413.org – online referral resource – June 19

Aunt Bertha, the platform that powers 413Cares.org, holds monthly Helper trainings.  This training is a great way to learn (or refresh learning) on how the search and referral aspect of the program works. The next monthly Helper training will be held this Friday, June 19, 2:00-3:00 pm. During this live webinar, participants will learn more […]

Published in Uncategorized on June 16, 2020.

MassCOSH: Reopening and Your Rights: A Bi-lingual Virtual Town Hall – 5/28

The MA Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health is offering a Bi-Lingual Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, May 28, 5 pm. Go to: facebook.com/masscosh to register. See the flyer here.

Published in Uncategorized on May 27, 2020.

TODAY at 3 pm: webinar on Ensuring Racial Equity During the COVID-19 Homelessness Response

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is hosting a webinar to discuss the homelessness system’s response to the intersection of COVID-19 and racial disparities. Speakers will include Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, president and CEO of St. Joseph Center and Melissa Haley, director of supportive services at Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana. The event will take […]

Published in Uncategorized on April 16, 2020.

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