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Point-in-Time count to tally region’s homeless population
01-15-2024 9:45 AM


Social service agencies across the region will team up this month to get a head count of people sleeping in shelters and, in some cases, outside.The annual Point-in-Time count is a national initiative set up by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

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Homeless women face raft of challenges in Mass.
03-24-2024 2:01 PM


After years of being homeless, Amy “adapted” to living on the streets under insecurity.“I thought I wasn’t going to wake up, but I woke up, and I’m fine. The more I feel adapted to staying outside without a person that stays with me, the more I...

Is rebirth coming to downtown Northampton? Challenges persist, but many predict a post-pandemic rebound
06-08-2023 9:08 PM


NORTHAMPTON — When Patrick Goggins was growing up, downtown Northampton was a rather mild and plain place. There were many vacancies, with the area characterized mostly by stores selling men’s clothing and hardware appliances.“It wasn’t what we would...

Housing advocates measure challenges at gathering
05-12-2023 8:01 PM


HOLYOKE — Twice facing the trauma of eviction and once making a vehicle home for herself and her four children, as well as living inside a mold-filled apartment, Shaundell Diaz of Springfield brings firsthand knowledge of homelessness.Now the...

Youth homelessness project lands new hub on Hatfield Street
05-21-2017 10:53 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Local organizers have chosen a site for homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness, and spent Sunday working to renovate the Hatfield Street property. Fundraising since January 2016, the two organizations — DIAL/SELF Youth &...

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