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Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

Tag Archives: homelessness

Improving the Oversight & Efficiency of Local Housing Authorities Posted on Jan 10

Governor Deval Patrick filed legislation that will professionalize, modernize and regionalize the operations and financial management of the Commonwealth’s housing authorities.  The proposals will change the governance structure of the housing authority system in order to protect the safety net that public housing provides for   …Continue Reading Improving the Oversight & Efficiency of Local Housing Authorities

Preventing homelessness before it starts Posted on Apr 22

Preventing homelessness before it starts

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was recently reading this article about the state of the homeless population in Worcester County and I was gratified – but not surprised – by what writer Lee Hammel notes: “Initiatives like the   …Continue Reading Preventing homelessness before it starts

Helping Homeless Women Veterans Posted on May 6

Helping Homeless Women Veterans

Mary Kate Feeney Constituent Services Aide, Office of the Governor   Recently, Governor Patrick has held town meetings around the Commonwealth.  While the Governor attempts to answer every question, time constraints do get in the way. For the next several posts I’ll be answering some   …Continue Reading Helping Homeless Women Veterans

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend Posted on Jan 15

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Posted by: Cynthia Orellana Commonwealth Corps Coordinator Yesterday nearly 70 people including Commonwealth Corps members from Western and Central Massachusetts, program staff, Commissioners, and volunteers from Millbury High School, South High Community School and Nativity High School in Worcester joined Governor Patrick for Commonwealth Corps’   …Continue Reading Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape Posted on Nov 19

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape

    Posted by: Cynthia Orellana, Commonwealth Corps Coordinator On Thursday evening we held our latest forum of the “What’s Your Massachusetts” Young Adult series with Secretary Greg Bialecki of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.  This time we met with about 100   …Continue Reading Engaging Young Adults on the Cape

The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester Posted on Nov 18

The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester

    Posted by: Liz Curtis, Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness On Monday, November 16th, a group of homeless service providers, advocates and state agency representatives from across the state came together for a Peer Learning Session in Worcester. The session   …Continue Reading The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester

It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved! Posted on Nov 17

It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved!

  Posted by: Liz Curtis, Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing  and Homelessness Each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. As we lead up to Thanksgiving we   …Continue Reading It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved!