Please see the flyer here! Main Topics:1. History of Fair Housing in Massachusetts and the US2. Exclusion of Black Persons from Amherst Housing – evidence from archival research and oral history3. Assuring Access to Affordable Housing4. Increasing Housing Diversity 5. Beyond Affordable Housing: Normalizing opportunities for access to Amherst housing for persons of color6. Advocating […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.