CCTV Human Service News and Information TV Program/Blog Alert/Update/ Was the Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Minimum Standards for Fair and Frequent Elections at the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants (ACT) Violated or NOT, By Whom ACT or CHA or Both?

CCTV Human Service News and Information TV Program/Blog Alert/Update/ Was the Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Minimum Standards for Fair and Frequent Elections at the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants (ACT) Violated or NOT, By Whom ACT or CHA or Both?

What is Happening at the Cambridge Housing Authority that is Causing ACT's Election Backlash and Delays?

  • Posted on: 14 March 2022
  • By: HRASHID

Peace Be Unto You,

According to Human Services and Media Ethics advocacy, I'm within my universal rights to report the truth as a citizen journalist. The story that I'm reporting on today, concerns the Alliance of Cambridge Tenant's (ACT) Board of Directors ongoing elections, as they relate to Cambridge's low income federally subsidized renter households, the Cambridge Housing Authority(CHA), tax payers, and the general population of citizens and residents at large. The question is pending, "if a resident/tenant council fails to satisfy minimum standards for fair and frequent elections or fail to follow its own procedures as adopted in its By-Laws," I ask, where does ACT stand concerning its board of directors election?

According to ACT's Bylaws, the next ACT election is supposed to take place in April/ May of this year (2022). The election committee has to be set up nine months before the election, which means September 2021. It's now March 2022 and nothing has been done to start the election process.The current ACT Board's term ends on April 21, 2022. the current Board's term expires in less than six weeks. What will happen to ACT if this happens without an election to renew the Board.?

When looking at ACT's current board election dilemma, one must also look at the Cambridge Housing Authority's role in helping low income subsidized renters, members of the citywide resident/ tennant organization to form and maintain, a jurisdiction wide board of directors. According to the Federal Code of Regulations CFR 24, and dictates within it, the CHA is mandated to do all it can, if it has the resources to make resident/tenant elections possible. Now current low income renters are face with the dilemma of who's responsible for the delay in their federally mandated resident/ tenant board of director's election, ACT or CHA or both.

Finally, I say to the guilty ones come clean, stop hiding the truth.

Yours In Peace
Hasson Rashid
Concerned Citizen/ Resident
Alliance of Cambridge Tenants (ACT) Board Member
Human Service News and Information TV Program/ CCTV Blog
Citizen Journalist
Cambridge, MA