Category Archives: Training

Pathways to Fair Housing: November 4, 2 pm, Northampton

The Northampton Housing Partnership and Casa Latina
invite you to attend an interactive session on :

Pathways to Fair Housing
November 4, 2015
2:00 to 4:00 pm
140 Pine Street, Florence
Florence Community Center Auditorium

John Fisher of HAPHousing and Meris Bergquist of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center will present the latest information on fair housing laws, discuss tenant and landlord issues, the eviction process, new developments on medical marijuana, service animals and reasonable accommodation and the new State law protections for victims of domestic violence.

Please join us and bring your questions !

Maternal and Child Health “Town Hall” – May 5, Holyoke Community College

Every 5 years the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health (MDPH) undertakes a Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment.

This needs assessment is the basis for priorities that MDPH focuses on in serving families, women, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs.

There are two Town Hall meetings on May 1 and May 5 to share your ideas about how to improve services. Anyone and everyone is invited to attend in person or via webinar.  The May 5th event will take place at the Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College, 1-2:30 pm. This includes families, students, and community providers. There will be Spanish language support for the May 5th event in Holyoke. Click here for the flyer for both events.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Stetler at

Regional Forum on Veterans Homelessness – April 14, Boston

HUD is hosting a Regional Forum on Veterans Homelessness on April 14 from 9:30-12:30 at the O’Neill Federal Building in Boston. The targeted audience is mayors and state officials from New England and/or their points of contact for homeless and/or veterans issues, as well as non-profit partners working on the issue.  The purpose of the forum is to offer best practices and resources to help city officials develop local strategies to end veterans homelessness.

Below is an invitation with a registration link, and click here for the draft agenda.

Please join us for The New England Regional Forum to End Veterans Homelessness!

WHEN:             Tuesday, April 14, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

WHERE:           Tip O’Neill Jr. Federal Building—10 Causeway Street, Boston                                                                  1st Floor Auditorium

RSVP:              Please register for the event at the following link:

Eventbrite Registration

Contact Elizabeth Montaquila at 617-994-8214 or via e-mail with any questions.

Note: Please allow ample time to get through O’Neill building security. Public entrance is located on Causeway Street.


Rural Housing Summit – 12/18/14, Worcester

The Massachusetts Housing Partnership is hosting a Rural Housing Summit which will address the unique housing needs of rural communities in Massachusetts.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
9 a.m.
 to 1:00 p.m.
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester

The Summit is the culmination of a year-long effort by MHP to examine rural housing challenges and opportunities, engage with those working in these areas and explore policy/program options.

Please click here for more information, including an agenda and how to register.