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Apr
22
Wed
2020
Webinar: The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap @ Online
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COVID-19-related unemployment could cause a massive housing crisis in Massachusetts. 468,000 Massachusetts residents filed unemployment claims in the first three weeks of the COVID crisis.

Who has been laid off? How many are now at risk of eviction or foreclosure? Will CARES Act assistance help? What about those who don’t qualify for federal aid? Join MAPC staff for a virtual discussion of our research brief, “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap.”

On April 21, MAPC is releasing an update to “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap” with the latest unemployment data.

At this webinar on April 22, MAPC Data Services Director Tim Reardon and Socioeconomic Analyst II Sarah Philbrick will discuss the updated data–and what it means for workers, municipalities, and the Commonwealth.

Click here to register for the webinar via zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdOmqpz0qEtXLrrrw289Pw-VbcfxbAM_z

Jun
3
Wed
2020
Community-Wide Health After COVID-19 Webinar @ Zoom Conference
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Using a trauma-informed approach to heal our communities.

For most people, COVID-19 has been associated with increased uncertainty, stress, and trauma. As our region starts to move from a response phase into an uncharted recovery phase, it is important for our municipalities to acknowledge community-level traumatic events (historical and current) and offer opportunities for healing through improved policies, programs, and institutional practices.
Join MAPC and guest expert Ken Epstein from Trauma Transformed to learn more about how municipalities can use a trauma-informed approach to support residents and enhance local public health recovery efforts.
Dec
14
Mon
2020
Webinar: Pool Testing for COVID-19 @ Zoom Conference
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn more about COVID-19 pool testing efforts underway in the region!
What is pool testing?
“Pool testing”—batching samples together and retesting individually if a result is positive—is a way for municipalities and schools to work together to provide regular, frequent, and cost-effective COVID-19 testing.
In this webinar, we’ll learn about the pool testing program led by Tufts University and the cities of Somerville and Medford; and hear about local pool testing programs in Salem and Wellesley.
Speakers will share more about how they started their pool testing efforts, lessons learned, and what you should know if you’re interested in setting up a pool testing program.
Feb
9
Tue
2021
Municipal Webinar: Vaccine Distribution in Senior Subsidized Housing @ Zoom Conference
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Commonwealth recently announced that residents and staff of public and subsidized senior housing are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the first tier of Phase II of the vaccine rollout. This step is anticipated to begin later this month.

With this opportunity comes the need to quickly arrange vaccination opportunities for some of state’s most vulnerable residents. This requires coordination among three groups: municipal officials and staff, including local boards of health; owners and managers of public and subsidized senior housing, including local housing authorities; and medical providers who can staff clinics and vaccinate residents.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9 to learn how cities and towns can support vaccination in senior housing facilities.

Webinar speakers will include:
Robin Lipson, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer, Executive Office of Elder Affairs

There will be an opportunity to ask questions!

More information from the Commonwealth on COVID-19 vaccinations for senior housing setting is available here.

Mar
3
Wed
2021
Film Premiere: Quincy, from a distance @ Zoom Conference
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many unprecedented challenges and magnified the social barriers that existed in Asian immigrant communities. In response, MAPC initiated a regional storytelling project to spotlight stories of resilient Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in our region.
MAPC partnered with filmmaker, Daphne Xu to create three video-lets: Quincy, from a distance to document the lived experiences and strength of three Asian Small Business Owners in Quincy.
Join us on Wednesday March 3 at 7:30PM, for the premiere of the stories shared by a Salon owner, a Lion dance instructor, and the CEO of a travel agency in Quincy’s vibrant Asian American business community.
Following the premiere, there will be a live Q&A with the artist, Daphne Xu to talk about her practice and dive deeper into the role of socially-engaged art in planning.
Sep
9
Thu
2021
Webinar: Economic Development ARPA Funding & Programs @ Zoom
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Municipal Webinar

Economic Development Administration American rescue plan act programs and funding

Thursday, September 9| Noon – 1 p.m.

The Economic Development Administration received $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities in their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

EDA is making funding available through six innovative “challenges.” This webinar will review those funding categories and provide guidance about eligible projects, submitting applications, and developing partnerships.

Read more about EDA’s ARPA funding and the six challenges here.

After you register for this webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sep
15
Wed
2021
Webinar: How Municipalities Can Make Meaningful Investments with ARPA Dollars @ Zoom
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Municipal Webinar

How Municipalities can make meaningful investments with ARPA dollars

Wednesday, September 15| 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Massachusetts cities and towns have received $3.4 billion dollars through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. These dollars present an opportunity to make critical investments in communities and especially those that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. This federal funding can help set the stage for an equitable and resilient recovery.

Join us for a discussion with Doug Howgate from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation on how cities and towns can make these strategic investments for a more prosperous and equitable region.

Speakers include:

  • Lizzi Weyant, Director of Government Affairs, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Doug Howgate, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.