Join us for our September meeting!
Tuesday, September 19th: Springfield Healthy Homes Meeting
Meeting photo from Springfield Healthy Homes Meeting with EPA visit 8-15-17
Please join us for a Springfield Healthy Homes meeting on September 19th from 1-2 pm at the Springfield Office of Housing. Our agenda will include


Springfield Healthy Homes
Tuesday September 19th, 1-2 pm
City of Springfield Office of Housing, 1600 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA

There is a parking garage next to the building (~$3.00 for 2hours), a dirt lot on West Columbus ($5.00/day), and metered street parking. Due to all of the construction downtown, we recommend that you save some extra time to find parking.
Upcoming Trainings and Job Opportunities
Construction Skills Training Program , Starting September 25, 2017
Free, eight-week, 200 hour construction skills training program available to unemployed or underemployed Springfield residents. For more information, please view the flyer.

Lead-Safe Worker and Supervisor Training , Starting October 19, 2017
Free four-day training for Certified Lead Safe Workers (24 hours) and Supervisors (32 hours) for contractors and tradespeople who fit federal income guidelines. For more information, contact Nigel Greaves from the Springfield Office of Housing at 413-886-5050.

Healthy Homes Rating System, October 4-5, 2017
The National Healthy Homes Training Center & Network will be holding a training for public health and housing practitioners on Healthy Homes Rating System. For a description on this class or to register please view the flyer .

Hoarding Conference, October 18, 2017
Western Massachusetts Hoarding Task Force is hosting a conference to educate community about addressing and supporting individuals with Hoarding Disorder. For more information, or to RSVP, click here .

Promotion of Energy Audits Kicks off Launch to Springfield's Climate Action and Resilience Plan
On Wednesday, September 6, Mayor Sarno announced Springfield's "Strong, Healthy and Just: Climate Action and Resilience Plan". This plan came together through the participation of hundreds of residents and the hard work of community partners and the Climate Action & Resilience working group, including  Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Partners for a Healthier Community Arise for Social Justice  and the  Springfield Climate Justice Coalition

The city aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and the mayor urged residents to take advantage of free home  energy audits  and financial aid to make their homes more energy efficient.

Interested in a free energy audit? Visit  Ener-G-Save  for more information. If you receive fuel assistance, please contact  Springfield Partners for Community Action .

Hearing on Housing Code Revisions

The Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to State Sanitary Code regulating Housing on October 4, 2017 in Northampton, MA. This is the only hearing in Western Massachusetts. 


DPH Hearing on Sanitary Code Revisions related to Housing:
Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 pm
DPH Western Regional Health Office
23 Service Center Road
Northampton, MA.
2017 Massachusetts Social Agency Meeting
Register now! Learn about energy assistance, energy efficiency programs and community resources to help your clients and our customers. This free event is a great opportunity to learn about program updates and meet with other social service providers. 
 
  
For more information:
 
Virginia Anthony, Columbia Gas - vanthony@nisource.com
Patrick Murray, National Grid - patrick.murray@nationalgrid.com
Kathleen Gilleo, Eversource - kathleen.gilleo@eversource.com
There is Life After Hoarding
Read how Easthampton's Lee Shuer, who was diagnosed with a hoarding disorder 12 years ago, helps others cope.
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