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Cambridge Employment Program and Cambridge Works

Allyson Allen, Director of Cambridge’s Office of Workforce Development, presented on her office’s Cambridge Employment Program and Cambridge Works at the June HSPC meeting. We have uploaded the following resources from Allyson’s presentation: Job Search Assistance Resources Job Search Websites Job Training Programs by Industry

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CoC Documents Available for Review and Feedback – please submit comments by July 5

The Cambridge CoC has three documents available for review and feedback. Please take a few minutes to review these brief documents and offer your feedback and comments. Comments and suggested revisions must be submitted by July 5, 2017 to emengers@cambridgema.gov. Suggestions and revisions will be brought to the CoC’s Board for approval. ESG Program Written Standards […]

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Presentations from October’s HSPC Meeting

Our monthly CoC-wide Homeless Services Planning Committee meeting for October featured two informative guest presentations. Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer at the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs, gave an overview of a number of senior-focused services, available in our jurisdction, for which many people homeless in Cambridge would be eligible for. Click for PowerPoint presentation. Click for a fact sheet […]

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Metro Boston Homelessness Summit on Oct. 27

Please note location change to the School Committee meeting room at 459 Broadway St. Cambridge Vice Mayor McGovern is convening the first meeting of a regional summit on homelessness on October 27, 2016. The goal of the summit is to bring together policymakers and department heads from Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, Everett, Chelsea, Medford and Malden for four […]

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CPA Hearing Next Thursday

Cambridge’s Community Preservation Act Committee will hold a hearing at 6:00 pm next Thursday, July 28, at City Hall, on how Fiscal Year 2017 CPA funds should be allocated between the three allowable uses: affordable housing, open space, and historic preservation. Anyone with thoughts on how this allocation should be made will be invited to submit their comment at the hearing. […]

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Housing Search Training Materials

Earlier this week, Lynne Tyree of the Cambridge Multi-Service Center trained provider staff from a number of CoC agencies on housing search techniques they can use to assist their clients while the community deals with the gap in HomeStart’s funding until it returns as part of Coordinated Access in January 2017. Her presentation slides are linked for your reference below, as […]

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CoC Governance Charter: Annual Review & Update

The Cambridge CoC is required to review and update its Governance Charter on an annual basis (24 CFR Part 578.7). The original Charter was adopted by the CoC in April 2014 after several weeks of review and revisions by CoC stakeholders. To facilitate the annual review process in 2016, CoC staff have updated the document, and […]

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