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Broad Coalition Urges Judiciary Committee to Pass Right to Counsel

On Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee held its hearing on Right to Counsel bills. It was standing room only. There was strong testimony from tenants, housing advocates, municipal leaders, and legislators. Many others submitted written testimony.

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Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants 2019 Spring Convention

The Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants Policy Board and Staff would like to announce its 2019 Spring Convention will take place on April 12 – 14, at the Four Point Hotel, 1125 Providence Turnpike, Norwood MA 02360.

Convention Theme: Resident Collaboration with Housing Management.

Now is the time to start planning for the Spring Convention. Schedule your request for funding at your Local Resident Council, Local Housing Authority (LHA), or plan a Fundraising event to help cover the cost of the convention.

Download links for the 2019 convention agenda, registration, and affiliation forms:

Agenda for 2019 Spring Convention

Registration for 2019 Spring Convention

2019 Affiliation Dues MUPHT
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Mass NAHRO Conference

Joint Committee on Housing passes H.4981 (Housing Authority Tenant Board Member in towns)

Attached is the final power point that Jack and Annette presented at the MassNAHRO conference on Tuesday December 4 about how LHAs can “encourage and assist” residents in forming LTO’s and where the line is in terms of what they should not do. The slide show was based on a feedback from residents who participated on Public Housing Training program zoom calls

PPTX: MassNAHRO.pptx

How Congressman Dennis Ross plans to raise rent on HUD assisted homes

A bill from Congressman Dennis Ross would allow large rent increases for low-income people assisted through the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs and properties converted by public housing agencies to Project-Based Rental Assistance, including working families, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
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