Cambridge Massachusetts Foundry Building Initiatives Proven to be a Prescription for Disaster!

Cambridge Massachusetts Foundry Building Initiatives Proven to be a Prescription for Disaster!

What has so far been done with the public funds and tax payer’s money infused into Foundry Building conversion ?

  • Posted on: 5 December 2016
  • By: HRASHID

Peace and Sanity Be Unto You,

Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, and I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is on agenda item #6 from The Calendar and any other agenda item that relates to homelessness.I remember going on record in the past here at city hall condemning the Foundry Building Initiatives, as a prescription for disaster. Was I right, look at the growing circumstance involving it now. It is a disaster. I still feel that it is not to late for converting it, the Foundry Building into homeless poverty social housing, especially with the second year of the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) kicking into first gear in January 2017, making revenue resources available for this kind of poverty effort.

The former city manager Richard Rossi and the city council made a mistake in choosing the option, among the 5 or 6 they had to work with, in bringing on the Cambridge Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in securing it goals for the Foundry Building. It allotted somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 million dollars to start the conversion, now if I’m correct, some members of the city council want the city to start the conversion of the Foundry Building over again from scratch, this is disastrous.

What has so far been done with the public funds and tax payer’s money infused into Foundry Building conversion so far, none of the so-called officials are reporting on that, another disastrous effect ?

I think right foresight and formula in this matter, is service for the homeless sector and mosaic, to be address in further and on going conversations and discussion, on conversion of the Foundry Building properties. The city council and the new city manager must work at ending the exclusion of the homeless, and respect their rights as legitimate participants in future community discussion, social-economic implementations, and their part in the Master Plan. Thank you

Hasson Rashid
Cambridge, MA
12/5/2016

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