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What can we do in our community to address affordable and available housing? Online

The Human Rights Commission in partnership with Forbes Library is presenting a panel in recognition of housing as a human right on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 PM. The panel will provide a regional context to our housing crisis and answer the question, "What can we do in our community to address affordable and available housing?" 

Take time to engage in conversation about housing for all that will create affordable, healthy and safe housing options in the town of Northampton. We hope to examine the housing landscape in the town of Northampton, and engage with each other regarding the strengths and challenges of affordable housing and addressing the issue of those who are unhoused in our community. What is currently in place, and what actions can concerned community members take to address housing as a human right in our town?


Keith Fairey, Way Finders CEO,  Way Finders confronts homelessness head on in communities throughout western Massachusetts, including Hampden and Hampshire counties;

Dr. Jessica Bossie, founder of  Independent Housing Solutions 

Pamela Schwartz, Director of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness.

Gordon Shaw, Vice-Chair of the Northampton Housing Partnership

This event is to be held online via Zoom. 
Join the Zoom Meeting here:

Meeting ID: 852 5210 8713
Passcode: 077729

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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