CCTV Human Service News and Information TV/Blog Alert/Update: Written Public Comment I gave Orallly in Cambridge City Hall Council Chambers 6/28/21).

CCTV Human Service News and Information TV/Blog Alert/Update: Written Public Comment I gave Orallly in Cambridge City Hall Council Chambers 6/28/21).

Ending and Eradicating Homelessness Should be Among the City's Top Funding Priorities.

  • Posted on: 30 June 2021
  • By: HRASHID

The Following is a written Public Comment I gave orallly in Cuty Hall council cmabers 6/28/21).

Peace Be Unto You,
Hello Everybody, I'm Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My Public Comment is in regards to Calendar Charter Rights Agenda Item 2 and 1.

When the city has to give to members of the community, I still think Homelessness should be its highest priority, at the top of the list of beneficiaries. Some years back when Mayor Mahar tried to find black business people to work with here in Cambridge, he couldn't find any. Now they're everywhere to be found. The city won't even consider granting a free fishing license to the Homeless and Senior Citizen population in Cambridge, but it can consider pursuing Reparation for a questionable black business community.

Ending and Eradicating Homelessness should be among the city's top funding priorities. What you're
considering here in this agenda item is equivalent to "Cherry Picking '' to see who gets Reparations. That also goes for the 65 Million Dollars the city just received from the US Treasury Department. I still maintain that a Homelessness Trust Fund" is still needed in Cambridge.

Tell me, how can any decent and honest Black business person humble themselves to accept such nebulous public funding? Especially when Black Men, Women, and Children are living and sleeping on the main and side streets of Cambridge, on brick and cement pavements?

Finally, do you remember the recommendations from the Ten Year Plan to End and Eradicate Homelessness Committee, the recommendations from the 2015 Charette to End homelessness and Councilman McGovern regional homelessness meetings? Thank you.

Yours In Peace
Hasson Rashid
Concerned Citizen Resident Participant
Board Member Alliance of Cambridge Tenants(ACT)
Cambridge,MA