HASSON RASHID SPEAK'S DURING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AT CAMBRIDGE,MA CITY COUNCIL MEETING (2/11/19)!

HASSON RASHID SPEAK'S DURING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AT CAMBRIDGE,MA CITY COUNCIL MEETING (2/11/19)!

Cambridge, MA, Prevent Homeless Persons EvictIon, if that/those Evictions,Leads to homelessness?

  • Posted on: 11 February 2019
  • By: HRASHID

Hasson Rashid's Cambridge City Hall City/Council Meeting (http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID...) Public Comment for 2/11/19 is as follows:

Peace Be Unto You,

Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment today is in reference to Policy Order and Resolution List # 6,7,10; Communications and Report from City Officers (PO/RL)
#2, and any other agenda item that relates directly and indirectly with homelessness.

I would like to take time to congratulate the city for demonstrating valuable insight and foresight, in the forming of the Blue Ribbon Commission. I see you all have added members from the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants (ACT), a definite plus element or win/win situation, but this isn’t enough, there should be more members from the grass roots citizens/residents segments of our community, involved and at the Blue Ribbon Commission’s table.

In regards to PO/RL # 6,7, it’s tragic that the enthusiasm, and amount of support demonstrated in this agenda item was not forth coming, when I, here in the not to distance past at city hall, attempted to provide a number of project solutions for addressing homeless, here in Cambridge such as a Homeless Trust Fund, Homeless Housing at the Foundry Building, Sullivan Court House, Volpe Center, Small House Homeless Village, Homeless Laundry Truck, etc.,

Since there exist a focus on today’s agenda about the displacement/ eviction dilemma, etc., I think a local law ordinance should be made independently, put in place, or added to local Human Rights Law, that Prevents Homeless Persons from being Evicted, etc., if that/those eviction, etc., leads to homelessness. Homeless people are dying out in the cold, etc., even here in Cambridge, MA from being evicted. This should be added also to Fair Housing Rights ordinance materials, etc.

Finally, the city’s municipal policy makers in the pass has officially executed many things that didn’t require state approvals, so it’s a falsehood to state that it can’t operate or initiate ordinances, etc., without state approvals. The state is and has been making it easier for municipalities to operate on their own, independent of state oversight, etc.., in a number of things, including what we are discussing here.

http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID...
https://nlihc.org/article/matt-desmond-address-ongoing-us-eviction-epide...

https://www.gbls.org/MADE
https://www.mass.gov/eviction-for-tenants
https://evictionlab.org/
https://www.nlihcforum.org/forum-videos
https://www.nlihcforum.org/

Thank You
Yours In Peace
Hasson Rashid
City Hall/Council Advocate/Advocacy
2/11/19