Alison Lair, of the Cumberland YMCA, provided council with details on the Homelessness Prevention and Outreach Program that helps individuals - 19 years and older - and families who are homeless, insecurely housed or at risk of homelessness find and maintain safe, suitable, affordable and sustainable housing.
The program is based on a housing first perspective, which started in New York in the 1990s and places people directly from the streets into housing without conditions. It is aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding, Lair said.
Currently, the program is funded through the federal governments Homelessness Partnering Strategy until to March 31, 2019.
A new flag protocol policy is being suggested for the Town of Amherst.
Staff, at council’s March 19 committee of the whole session, recommended sending a new flag protocol policy to council’s March 26 meeting for approval.
The new policy outlines how flags will be flown when displayed at town events or on flag poles owned by the town.
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The Town of Amherst has a new chief financial officer.
Shelley Rector, CPA, CMA, was appointed to the position on March 14 during a special session of Amherst town council.
“We are excited to welcome Shelley to Amherst,” Chief Administrative Officer Greg Herrett said. “Her professional credentials, varied experiences and enthusiasm for the role are very impressive.