HASSON RASHID'S RESPONSE TO THE RECENT HALT IN THE CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDRY BUILDING REDEVELOPMENT PROCESS!

HASSON RASHID'S RESPONSE TO THE RECENT HALT IN THE CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDRY BUILDING REDEVELOPMENT PROCESS!

CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS CALL FOR REFINEMENT ON SECOND TRY, STILL INVIOLATION OF HOMELESS CIVIL RIGHTS!

  • Posted on: 5 January 2017
  • By: HRASHID

Peace and Sanity Be Unto You,

I went on record several times in the past at city hall condemning the Foundry Building initiatives as a prescription for disaster. Now it is once again proven that I was right in my predictions. Look at the growing circumstance involving it now. It is a disaster. What has so far been done with the public funds and tax payers money infused into the Foundry Building dilemma? 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 the city council, CRA, and the Foundry Building Advisory Committee want the city to start the conversion of the Foundry Building over again from scratch, still with the exclusion of the homeless sector and mosaic, this is disastrous.

The Foundry Building debacle and fiasco from day one has always been in violation of homeless rights, as they pertain to the Federal Urban Renewal Act, and other federal mandates that pertain to the inclusion of the homeless sector and mosaic. The homeless segment of our community has been exclude and neglected, from their rights by the City, the CRA, and the Foundry Building Advisory Committee. The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) is a direct and indirect, spawn of the Federal Urban Renewal Act, that was, and is expanded to included homelessness initiatives.

Unfortunately the CRA is in defiance and neglect, of these federal mandates, and so has been the former Cambridge City Administrations that brought on the CRA, to execute its goals at the Foundry Building, that are currently excluding the homeless from the conversations, discussions, and federal protections for the homeless sector and mosaic, as it pertains to the Foundry Building and homeless and civil rights.Future Foundry Building conversations and discussions should be prepared to address homeless and civil rights as they pertain to the Federal Urban Renewal Act, etc, in the Kendal Square District, and else where in the City of Cambridge, MA.

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, and the recent Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) allotment of $4.1 Million dollars, etc., for local homelessness initiatives, being added to the City Treasury of Cambridge, MA making revenue resources available for this kind of poverty effort. I also still feel that the local/regional homeless sector and mosaic, hold the greatest of community rights to have their social housing needs addressed at the Foundry Building (surplus and under utilized city owned properties and facilities).

Finally in good faith the city policy makers and administration, shouldn’t fail in the future to began to look at whether the Foundry Building is fit to be renovated and repaired, to be used as homeless housing, and if so, make way for homeless housing. Also that the official parties involved in the future Foundry Building conversations and discussions, keeping/ inclusion of the homeless sector and mosaic, in the future city master planning, etc, equations.

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Yours In Peace,
Mr. Hasson J. Rashid
Cambridge, MA