The Looming Revolt Over Homelessness
Check out this excellent article in Atlantic Magazine by Jerusalem Demsas (and if you hit a pay wall, go HERE) that summarizes the compelling analyses of the root causes of homelessness (in short: lack of affordable housing) and the policy changes necessary to address it (in short: willingness to have it). A highly recommended read to inform our own advocacy work.

The Governor’s Housing Work Group Report
Governor Healey’s Housing Work Group issued its report with both findings and recommendations to address the housing and homelessness crisis. Thanks to our Western MA members Keith Fairey, President and CEO of Way Finders, and Brad Gordon, Executive Director of Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority, for bringing Western Massachusetts to the table. Read it here.

Federal Housing Advocates’ Guide 2023:
The National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released today Advocates’ Guide 2023: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs & Policies The Advocates’ Guide will give you an overview of housing programs and advocacy tools you need to be a leader in the affordable housing movement and to advocate effectively for socially just housing policy for low-income people across in Massachusetts and nationwide. 

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