Chicopee Thu 11/14: Free Remediation of Asthma Triggers, Meet the Sheriffs

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11/14/2019 5:30 PM - 11/14/2019 9:00 PM
Munich Haus
Address: 13 Center St, Chicopee, MA 01013, USA

Part I: Free Remediation of Asthma Triggers

You'd expect the Pioneer Valley to have fresh clean air, but actually Hampden and Hampshire counties consistently receive failing grades from the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report. That's because the Pioneer Valley is like "the LA of Massachusetts," trapping smog and ozone that blow here from the rest of the country. You won't stay in business long if your renters can't breathe.

Fortunately, you can get a free home assessment for asthma triggers or other health issues, free education for your renters on keeping the premises clean, and best of all, free kitchen and bathroom ventilation, free carpet removal, free pest management, free leak repair, and free mold remediation. The only catch is your renter needs to be on medicaid, medicare, or have been to the ER or hospital for an asthma attack in the last year. Renters and homeowners are eligible to participate.

This part of the presentation will be given by Sarita Hudson, Director of Programs and Development for the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts. Sarita brings over 25 years of experience managing programs, developing coalitions, and building community capacity on issues including sexual violence prevention, women's rights, and social justice. She is a member of the Steering and Healthy Housing Committees of the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership, the American Lung Association's Asthma in Adults Leadership Team and Board Member of Safe Passage. Sarita holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School.

Part II: Meet the Sheriffs

Who would you call if you had to give a tenant an eviction notice? One option would be to call the Sheriff. We'll be talking with the Sheriffs about civil process (meaning, eviction notices) and all that this entails.

We'll hear stories of evictions they've managed, learn why we should hire professionals instead of doing it ourselves, and then learn how to do it ourselves anyway if we want.

Make the acquaintance before you need to hire them. This is a rare opportunity to learn from experienced county officials.

This part of the presentation will be given by Chief Deputy Bob Hoffman and others from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department. What they discuss will be applicable to owners in other counties, as well.

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Sarita Hudson from the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts will speak on eliminating Asthma Hazards
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Chief Deputy Bob Hoffman and others from the Hampden County Sheriff will Speak on Serving Notices

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Thursday, November 14th

RHAGS Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Sign-in and Networking
    • Cash bar
    • Networking draws from Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Agawam, Southwick, Southampton, Easthampton, Northampton, Westhampton, Hadley, South Hadley, Granby, Amherst, Belchertown, Ware, Palmer, Warren, Monson, and Hampden.
  • 6:00pm Buffet dinner
  • 6:40pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes
  • 7:00pm Local Updates
  • 7:05pm Legal Update
  • 7:10pm Health Institute of Pioneer Valley
  • 7:50pm Hampden County Sheriff
  • 8:30pm Networking
  • 9:00pm Doors Close


Munich Haus
13 Center St
Chicopee, MA 01013


  • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad and rolls
  • Cash bar
  • Hot Coffee & Tea
  • Dessert

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Open to the public. Membership is not required!

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    • Public: $40
    • Members: $35
  • Early bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
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    • Members: $30

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