Hasson Rashid Speaks at Cambridge,MA 5/1/2018 Finance Committee Public Hearing!

Hasson Rashid Speaks at Cambridge,MA 5/1/2018 Finance Committee Public Hearing!

Homeless Housing Should be Among the Highest Priorities in the 2019 Budget and Any Others Forth Coming.

  • Posted on: 1 May 2018
  • By: HRASHID

Peace Be Upon You,
I'm Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue.
This budget and all future budgets here in Cambridge,MA should have and hold, a significant impact on preventing, ending, and eradicating homelessness. More financial resources should be dedicated to a local homeless policy. A real set aside for a permanent homeless housing program, should be added to this budget, and all forth coming budgets. Homeless housing should be among the highest priorities in the 2019 budget(http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID...), and any others forth coming. Among the new initiatives and appropriations at the local level should be low permanent rental shelter for the homeless. The homeless housing gap in Cambridge, MA is a symptom of the larger problem of poverty. and addressing it should be among the highest priorities in any new budget formulations and appropriations, therefore I conclude that there should also be a homeless poverty housing initiative added to the future of local budget proposals, in accordance with recommendation from the 2015 Cambridge Charrette On Homelessness, and other local, regional, state, and federal recommendations on inclusion of homeless housing initiatives.Thank you.

Hasson Rashid
Cambridge, MA
5/1/2018