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Housing Resources During COVID-19

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Housing insecurity is now at the forefront of the pandemic battle. With safety net programs phasing out, many face housing insecurity.
Our virtual town hall “Shelter from the Storm: Housing Resources During COVID-19” will present information on available finance programs, housing rights, and guidance on how to apply for housing assistance programs. Join us, December 15, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. for this free, online webinar.

 

Speakers include:

·     David Urena, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division of the Office of the Attorney General

·     Yarlennys Villaman, Outreach Director, Community Engagement Division, Office of the Attorney General

·     Kolby Rose Andrade, LSWA, MSW, Outreach Crisis Counselor, MassSupport Network Crisis Counseling Program

 

Panelist Yarlennys Villaman, Outreach Director for the Community Engagement Division, Office of Attorney General Maura Healey discusses some of the available resources which she will review during the town hall.

Cambridge Health Alliance is now offering a virtual version of our FREE Mental Health First Aid trainings

MHFA virtual (flyer)

Upcoming opportunities include:

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Friday, Jan. 8      9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Virtual Mental Health First Aid is a two-part, eight-hour class that involves:

  1. Two-hour, self-paced, online prework on Mental Health First aid topics and brief training on the online Zoom platform, which is used to host the live part of the class.
  2. Six hour, instructor-lead, live training on Zoom.

Please note that you will need to complete the two-hour prework BEFORE the live portion of the class.

 

Registration is required.  To register, please click on the links below.

Register Here Jan. 8

Register here for January 29

Registration is provided on a first come, first served basis.

 

Who should take it?
Youth MHFA is designed to provide tools and information to increase understanding and strategies to respond to a young person (age 12-18) who may be experiencing symptoms associated with mental illness or substance use. This program is recommended for adults who work with youth as well as parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens.

The training is being offered free by the Cambridge Health Alliance in collaboration with and made possible through a grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

For more information please see the attached flyer or contact:
Kerry Mello
kmello@challiance.org

VITA Volunteer Role Description

Looking for a way to help in your community? For over 50 years people like you have provided
free tax preparation in their community. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) offers free tax
help to people with low-to-moderate incomes, seniors, persons with disabilities, those with
limited English proficiency and others who need help preparing their taxes. With many people
experiencing financial changes this year, additional volunteers are needed to provide free
income tax assistance. This volunteer opportunity is remote.
No prior certifications are required, but due to the needs of our community, we prefer (but do
not require) VITA volunteers to be bilingual in English, and preferably, Spanish. All VITA
training will be provided.
Time Commitment: Mid-January to April 15th. Flexible hours.
CORI (background) Check: Required
Language Requirement: We are currently seeking bilingual English and Spanish speakers –
must be FLUENT in both. (We can accept a few English-only speakers, but bilingual volunteers
are the priority)
If you are interested in this opportunity, please:
1. Complete this online form found here- this is required.
2. Email vita@tndinc.org if you have any questions.
CONNECT helps people achieve sustainable living wage jobs and financial health and
wellbeing by partnering to provide essential skills, knowledge and social capital in one central
and supportive location. To learn more, visit us at connectnow.org or follow us on Facebook at
@decidetodream.

 

VITA Volunteer Role Description

 

Down Payment Assistance-First Time Home Buyer Program / Programa De Ayuda Del Pago Inicial Para Compradores De Vivienda Por Primera Vez

The City of Chelsea is offering Down Payment Assistance to income-eligible First Time Home Buyers. Income eligible applicants may seek up to 50% of their required down payment, up to $10,000 in funds. Applicants must have had no homeownership interest in a principal residence during the past 3 years OR be a displaced homemaker or single parent who has only owned a home with a former spouse while married. The program is open to households with an annual household income up to 80% of the Area Median Income. The First Time Home Buyer must be purchasing a condominium, townhome or single-family property in the City of Chelsea. The funding can be used for down payment assistance and customary closing costs.

The Down Payment Assistance is a 0% interest, no monthly payments, five (5) year loan.  Each year, on the anniversary date, 20% of the original loan amount is forgiven.  After five (5) years, the loan is forgiven completely and the owner will be provided with a discharge of mortgage that they must record at the registry of deeds.  Owner must live in the property as their primary residence. The City of Chelsea does not subordinate Down Payment Assistance. If an owner refinances, sells or no longer resides in the property before the end of the term, they will be required to repay a pro-rated portion of the Down Payment Assistance.
Please allow three to four weeks from application submission for review of application and documentation, loan underwriting, inspections, document preparation, contact with primary mortgage lender, closing attorney, etc.
Please contact Sayou Cooper, Housing Planner for further information at scooper@chelseama.gov  or 617-466-4188.

EMBRACING FATHERHOOD: A Father’s Workshop on “The Basics” / Hacemos un llamado a todos los padres para que se unan a nosotros en Abrazar la paternidad y aprendan sobre “The Basics.”

 

We are calling on all father’s to join us in Embracing Fatherhood and to learn about “The Basics.”
“The Basics” are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing the Basics learning experiences. Therefore, the Boston Basics Campaign is working through a broad range of institutions to ensure that every parent and caregiver is fully supported by family and friends to use the Basics practices in everyday life.

Hosted by Christopher Marroquin, Every Child Ready Parent Champion and Walter Camargo Ramirez, Families First Fellow.

 

Register

Dec 18, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Hacemos un llamado a todos los padres para que se unan a nosotros en Abrazar la paternidad y aprendan sobre “The Basics.”

“The Basics” son cinco principios de crianza y cuidado basados en evidencia científica. Ellos abarcan lo que los expertos encuentran esencial para el desarrollo de infantes desde el nacimiento hasta los tres años. Todos los niños, de todos los orígenes, pueden beneficiar de las experiencias e aprendizajes que les rinde Los Boston Basics. Por lo tanto, la Iniciativa Los Boston Basics está trabajando a través de una amplia gama de instituciones para asegurar que todos los padres y cuidadores sean totalmente apoyados por su familia e amigos para utilizar The Boston Basics en la vida cotidiana.

Presentado por Christopher Marroquin, Every Child Ready Parent Champion and Walter Camargo Ramirez, Families First Fellow.

 

Dec 18, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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