23 of our Western MA legislators – all 6 of our Senators and 17 Representatives – signed on to a joint letter to the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) urging reforms to meet the emergency individual shelter needs in our region.  DHCD sought input as they prepare to procure the shelter system statewide for the first time, and our region responded.

Three local media outlets reported on the letter and the reasons for it, including the Network’s advocacy as well.

You can read them here:

The Daily Hampshire Gazette: Legislators, Advocates Urge State to Improve Shelter System for Homeless (and the same article appeared in the The Greenfield Recorder)

The Berkshire Eagle: How should Massachusetts fund its emergency shelter system? Lawmakers vouch for regional equity, 24/7 shelters

Thank you to our Western Massachusetts legislative delegation for lending your voices to these urgent needs. Western Massachusetts is being heard!

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