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We are partners in the MassHire State Workforce System and the American Job Center Network. We partner with many community resources including agencies at the federal, state, and local levels to assist job seekers and employersWe connect our customers with contacts at our partner agencies to ease the introduction. If you need assistance from our partner agencies, let us introduce you.   

COVID-19 Housing Assistance and Eviction Diversion Initiative
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has resources available for individuals and families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19.  The goal of this initiative is to keep tenants safely in their homes and to support the ongoing expenses of landlords once the state moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expire on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Through December, the federal CDC moratorium will prevent evictions for non-payment for qualified tenants who submit a written declaration to their landlord.  Click on these links to learn more about housing assistance and eviction prevention:

https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-getting-help-with-housing-costs

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-eviction-diversion-initiative-overview

https://www.westernmasshousingfirst.org/resources/2020/important-eviction-prevention-information-please-distribute/ 

Western MA Community Legal Aid can assist with evictions:  www.communitylegal.org or call and leave a message at 855 252 5342.

CALL: 2-1-1 to connect with housing resources in Massachusetts

For Housing Assistance in Franklin County, call the Franklin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority:  413-863-9781.  https://www.fcrhra.org/

For Housing Assistance in Hampshire County, call WayFinders:  413-233-1500 / 800-332-9667
https://www.wayfinders.org/

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board

Appointed by the Mayors of the City of Northampton and the City of Greenfield, the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (MassHire FHWB) develops workforce policy for the regionThe Board consists of government, business, labor, education and community-based organizations. The Board’s goal is to contribute to the economic health and growth of the region by creating an effective workforce development system that is responsive to job seekers and employers alike through programs like the Manufacturing Skills Initiative and other career pathways and the School to Career Program within local high schools.

Education and Training Partners

We partner with local colleges, adult education, English Language programs, and private training agencies to provide occupational and skills training.  A few of the organizations we partner with include: 

State Workforce Partners

MassHire Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Statewide workforce agency

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MassHire Department of Career Services

Statewide career services

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Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

Assistance for low-income families including SNAP benefits

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Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Assistance for people with disabilities 

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Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Assistance for the visually impaired 

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Community Partners

Community Action Pioneer Valley

Community Action Pioneer Valley is an anti-poverty agency that serves Franklin, Hampshire and the North Quabbin regions with a mission of upholding the common good by offering leadership, advocacy, and concrete resources that support children, youth, individuals, families, and local communities to thrive.

Services include Youth Services, Head Start, Family Services, Family Resource Center, fuel assistance, tax prep assistance.  Explore their programs and services on the Community Action Pioneer Valley website.

Early Education Services

New England Farm Workers Council is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency and the Child Care Voucher Program managers for Western Massachusetts, learn more here.

Housing and Homelessness

Home ownership, emergency housing, homelessness prevention programs, landlord and tenant rights are some of the services available through the Housing and Consumer Education Centers.

Franklin County: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Hampshire County: Wayfinders

North Quabbin Area: Resources for Communities and People

COVID-19 Housing Assistance and Eviction Diversion Initiative
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has resources available for individuals and families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19.  The goal of this initiative is to keep tenants safely in their homes and to support the ongoing expenses of landlords once the state moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expire on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Through December, the federal CDC moratorium will prevent evictions for non-payment for qualified tenants who submit a written declaration to their landlord.  Click on these links to learn more about housing assistance and eviction prevention:

https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-getting-help-with-housing-costs

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-eviction-diversion-initiative-overview

CALL: 2-1-1 to connect with housing resources in Massachusetts

For assistance in Franklin County, call the Franklin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority:  413-863-9781.  https://www.fcrhra.org/

For Assistance in Hampshire County, call WayFinders:  413-233-1500 / 800-332-9667
https://www.wayfinders.org/

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