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State Funding Awards for Housing, Transportation and Community Services Include Strong Support for Older Adults

In the past week, the state has announced the latest grant awards for MassDOT’s Shared Winter Streets and Spaces program, Affordable Housing Development, and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) – all of which include multiple projects that support older adults.

All of the following award announcements are great examples for age- and dementia friendly communities looking to address housing, transportation and community services.

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Guest Blog Post: How We Can Prevent an Elder Eviction Crisis in Massachusetts

The following is a guest blog post by Betsey Crimmins, Senior Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services:

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Baker signed a statewide eviction moratorium on April 20, 2020 which prevented all but “essential” evictions and the issuance of eviction notices to tenants.

This moratorium is scheduled to end on October 17, 2020 and we are expecting a flood of eviction cases including many older adults who live in public and subsidized housing as well as private market rentals. Continue reading

AARP Revamps and Re-Releases HomeFit Guide

The HomeFit Guide from AARP has been a reliable resource for age-friendly efforts in helping homeowners consider modifications that improve safety and a person’s ability to remain independent.

Now, the guide has gone through a revamp to continue supporting communities consider housing that works for people of all ages. Continue reading

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 8/13/20

In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page, MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders.

These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.

Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading