Hasson J. Rashid

CCTV, Alliance of Cambridge Tenant (ACT) , Cambridge MA
I have earned a BS in Human Service, MS in Human Service,one and a half years as a doctoral candidate at Capella University.
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April 14, 2014 - 11:54am ‘Jinn’ Based on Islamic Folklore: Indian American Director Indian American writer-director Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad’s supernatural thriller “Jinn” opens in theaters Apr. 4. SAN LEANDRO, Calif., United States Indian American filmmaker Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad is gearing up to take movie fans on a journey into a whole new realm of cinema with the release of his supernatural thriller “Jinn.” Written and directed by Ahmad, the film is set to release across the United States Apr. 4 and is based on supernatural creatures in Islamic and Arabic folklore. When asked how he came up with the concept for “Jinn,” the Michigan-born filmmaker told India-West, “I’ve known about jinn all my life. The concept was always very scary, but cool at the same time, and I used to wonder why some of my friends knew about the jinn and others didn’t.” Wikipedia describes jinn as intelligent spirits of lower rank than the angels, able to appear in human and animal forms and to possess humans. “We’d never seen a movie, comic book, television show or video game about them,” said Ahmad. “Imagine growing up on ghost stories but having no cinematic portrayal of ghosts. Jinn are part of a mythology... read more
April 11, 2014 - 2:41pm read more
April 10, 2014 - 9:13pm The House Ways and Means Committee just released their FY 15 budget. The good news is that that 7004-0102 was funded at $42,200,335, a $1.7 million over last year. This is a great accomplishment and large in part because of all of your efforts. We should feel good about this! But not too good. The Coalition for Homeless Individuals will continue to pursue the original goal of an $8.1 million increase. To secure this an amendment is being filed and will include the $48.5 million as well as language that stipulates a minimum bed rate of $32 along with an increase for everyone else not benefiting from that bed rate adjustment. Rep. John Mahoney (D- Worcester) has agreed to file the amendment. So that his amendment is “loaded” we want to pursue co-sponsorship – and this is where we need everyone’s help. Between now and Friday, we would like to ask if you would please call any State Rep. you may have met with or have a relationship with and ask them to co-sponsor Rep. Mahoney’s amendment to support increased funding to line item 7004-0102. Talking points are the same we’ve been using (attached is our fact sheet). Should they agree to sign on, please ask that they email... read more
April 10, 2014 - 3:57pm read more
April 5, 2014 - 10:24am I Mr. Hasson J. Rashid is writing to cordially invite you to join me and other candidates from the Alliance of Cambridge’s Tenants (ACT’) competing for seats on ACT’s Board of Directors. We hope you can attend ACT Candidates event. Just a reminder! PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ARRIVE BY 5:00 PM! Refreshments will be served! • Public Housing and Section 8 Voucher Candidates Presentations • Food and refreshments provided by member contributions and local businesses including Redbones, The Middle East, Primo's Pizza, Harvest Co-op, Trader Joe's, and Shaw's/Star Market • Keynote by Vice-Mayor Dennis Benzan at 6:00 followed by a general explanation of the ACT election process and presentations from all candidates Date/Time: April 12, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Senior Center 806 Mass Ave Central Square Doors will open to the public at 5:00 Feel free to call if you have any questions. (ACT Office, 135 Prospect Street Cambridge 617-499-7031). I hope you can join us! Thank you very much, Yours In Peace, Mr. Hasson J. Rashid Candidate In the Alliance of Cambridge’s Board of Directors Elections. read more
April 3, 2014 - 4:43pm read more
April 1, 2014 - 12:16am RE-ELECT Mr. Hasson J. Rashid to the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants Board of Directors: Dear fellow Alliance of Cambridge of Tenant (ACT) members, if you are a CHA Public Housing or Voucher Tenant (Section 8), at least 18 years old or the head of household of any age, you are a member of the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants ( ACT). I, Hasson Rashid invite you all to vote for my re-Election in the upcoming ACT Board of Directors (BOD) elections on April 21, 2014. Be responsible for bringing the best result to the ACT BOD, based on knowledge, experience, and understanding. I believe that all Section 8 and Public Housing Tenants and Residents, should have unity, in keeping with the uniqueness of the citywide mission of ACT. Proper communication is key to this mission in building ACT’s unique community voice. ACT community voice calls for both Section 8 and Public Housing voters, to vote in this election with the quality of one in spirit, sentiment, and purpose, which will allow ACT to have and maintain, a continuity of our purpose, and a continuity of our actions, and self-containment. This year’ s ACT election must demonstrate that Section 8 and Public Housing voters, don’t have a... read more
March 31, 2014 - 6:15pm The homelessness shelter known as "Bread and Jams," after having their federal funding cut by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has been forced to relocate from their present dwelling ( 50 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138) to a new venue, if they are able to find a new home. Bread and Jams purpose and use in Harvard Square for years, has been to faithfully provide homeless individuals with a safe, supportive drop-in environment, where they could get off the street; address basic needs for hygiene, nutrition and clothing; and access case management and other supportive services furnished by program staff and staff from our other homeless programs. Now without the possibility of a home, these valuable community services for the homeless won't be provide any longer. My purpose here is to inquire into the possibility of securing space at the Foundry Building for setting up a new home and location for Bread and Jams. This would be in concord with the City of Cambridge's 10 year planning to end homelessness. I believe a petition is in the works to be presented to the City Council soon, Contact Information for Bread and Jam: Bread & Jams, Self Advocacy Center,... read more
March 28, 2014 - 4:54pm read more
March 23, 2014 - 8:17am I am Hasson Rashid, a nominee and candidate, for Re-Election to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants better known as (ACT). I’m grateful for it, and looking forward toward earning the right to serve you all for another term at ACT. By you all reading these few humble lines of mine today, it means that your concerned about the plight and future, of Poor Renters that reside in Cambridge, MA. I’m not going to waste your time, I know your concerned about real solutions for low income renters. Shortly after our last ACT BOD election three years ago, the tables turned on federally subsidized low income renters here in Cambridge, MA. Now, more that 2000 thousand low income renters won’t be able to vote in this ACT election because of a barrier erected, that will prevent tenant participation funding from being issued for this year’s ACT BOD elections. To make a long story short, this fringes on the borders of a type of voter suppression. This is another reason why federally subsidized, Public Housing Residents and Section 8 Tenants, must stay united and strong, under ACT’s citywide umbrella. As of now, I can’t say whether or not, this form of voter... read more