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

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Stimulus was here Posted on Jun 29

Stimulus was here

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I’ve been running the state’s stimulus program for nearly two and half years now but I am still awed by the breadth of programs in Massachusetts that have been impacted by the Recovery Act.   …Continue Reading Stimulus was here

Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes Posted on Jan 21

Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Buried in The Boston Globe last week was a story that highlights everything that is right with the stimulus program. Titled, A Rental Revival , the article discusses the affordable housing “boom” that has struck   …Continue Reading Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes

PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty Posted on Aug 23

PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio From the moment I walked into People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE), an anti poverty agency in New Bedford, I could tell that there was something special about the place. Maybe it was how   …Continue Reading PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty

Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn Posted on Jul 16

Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the great things about the stimulus program is the sheer breadth of it. In my effort to get behind the numbers and see first hand the impact of stimulus on the citizens   …Continue Reading Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus Posted on Jun 23

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was just in Plymouth at the South Shore Community Action Council and my head is still trying to process the myriad of ways that the people who run this anti-poverty agency have used   …Continue Reading Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus

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!