Thursday - November 12, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in many people being unable to cover their housing costs, and the need for emergency housing solutions is growing more urgent as the weather gets colder.

In response to this need, the MMA Human Services Council will host a free Zoom webinar to discuss emergency housing on Nov. 12 from noon to 1 p.m.

Participants will hear about statewide emergency shelter programs and eviction prevents efforts, including the Baker-Polito administration’s new Eviction Diversion Initiative to support tenants and landlords during the financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will also cover regional emergency rental assistance efforts.

Speakers will include Elisa Bresnahan from the Department of Housing and Community Development discussing state-level efforts, and Elizabeth Valenta with the Regional Housing Services Office discussing regional efforts.

The program will also feature a legislative update from MMA Senior Legislative Analyst Brittney Franklin.

This meeting will be conducted as a Zoom Webinar. The webinar is free to attend, but advance registration is required. To register, contact MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols at

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
MMA Human Services Council