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May 7, 2018 Peace Be Unto To You, Hello Everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is on Committee Report#1(http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID...) and any other agenda item that directly relates to homelessness and neighborhood based resiliency. To begin with there is nothing firmly based concerning neighborhood homelessness... more
May 1, 2018 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... more
May 1, 2018 Peace be Upon You, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My pubic comment is about CMA#8,9.12, and CRs#1(http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID...). I find in researching into the state of homelessness and poverty housing, development and construction for various reasons are constantly being overlooked or circumvented, for what I’m... more
Apr 27, 2018 Join Jay Stanley in a discussion on The Public Internet Option, an ACLU report detailing how local governments can provide network neutrality, privacy, and access for all. Jay is a senior policy analyst at the ACLU and the principal author of the Public Internet Option report, which details how public-owned networks can help protect crucial freedoms while ensuring affordable, reliable service.... more
Apr 24, 2018 Hasson Rashid's Public comment Submission for 4/23/2018 at Cambridge City Hall is as Follows: Peace Be Unto You, Hello, I’m Hasson Rashid, and I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My Public Comment today concerns CMA I#12; CRs#3, and PO# 6,12. In the previous municipal administration there existed definite evidence and confirmations, that discrimination existed in the selection and appointment... more
Apr 16, 2018 "Our Homes, Our Voices" National Housing Week of Action, May 1-8, 2018! Our Homes, Our Voices, National Housing Week of Action! Posted on: 29 March 2018 By: HRASHID "Our Homes, Our Voices" National Housing Week of Action, May 1-8 Our Homes, Our Voices Building the Movement learned how their organizations and communities can take action May 1-8 as part of the “Our Homes, Our Voices” National... more
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Mar 29, 2018 "Our Homes, Our Voices" National Housing Week of Action, May 1-8 Our Homes, Our Voices Building the Movement learned how their organizations and communities can take action May 1-8 as part of the “Our Homes, Our Voices” National Housing Week of Action. Advocates viewed a video recap of highlights from the 2017 Our Homes, Our Voices campaign, which included more than 60 events in communities... more
Mar 27, 2018 MY CONTRIBUTION TO CAMBRIDGE'S CITY HALL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ( http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID...) FOR 3/26/18 IS AS FOLLOWS: Peace Progress, and Prosperity Be Unto You Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue here in Cambridge, MA. My public comment is on Policy Orders # 2,3.6. 1.For sometime now I have been on... more
Mar 14, 2018 Peace Be Unto You, Dear Cambridge, MA, etc., I would like to share with you my official response to an article published recently in the Harvard Crimson.The article will follow my response: This article or the author(s) of this article recognize that their coverage of Affordable Housing (AH) in Cambridge, is just a small percentage wise, of news on the post modern dilemma of the AH continuum,... more
Mar 8, 2018 Peace Be Unto You, At last Monday's City Council meeting non of the speakers reflected on low income subsidized renters, and their connection to the Right of First Refusal. They or city council members had small landlords/developers anxieties.The council went along with these anxieties and voted against The Right of First Refusal, thereby trashing any concerns of our most vulnerable citizens/... more
Dec 19, 2017 My Cambridge, MA City Hall Public Comment input will follow after I express a few things relating to the exclusion and marginalize of Cambridge’s homeless sector and mosaic. An update on the Sullivan Courthouse project and its parking needs, proposed to be met at the Cambridge City garage on First Street was on the council agenda(12/18/2017) for discussion. The Sullivan Courthouse redevelopment... more
Dec 10, 2017 A panel discussion of the photography book "We Who March," a multi-city documentation of the Women's March of 1/21/12017. Conceived and edited by Cambridge resident and photographer Ellen Feldman, the book contains photographs from 30 photographers and comments by 20 marchers, as well as an introduction by Wellesley College professor emerita Susan M. Reverby. Panelists include host Ellen Feldman... more
Dec 4, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello Everybody I’m Hasson Rashid, and I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My Public Comment is on CMAI# 11, and any other agenda item that relates directly and indirectly to Homelessness. I’m grateful and thankful that the “Report on The Feasibility of a Homeless Trust Fund” has been moved forward the City Manager’s desk., in response to “Council Order # 17-27 of... more
Nov 27, 2017 Peace Be Unto You All, I’m thankful and grateful for a PB project entitled and concerning "Critical Resource Kits for the Homeless," I submitted which eventually was ranked and listed at number 4 by the Participatory Budgeting Delegates. Number 4 along with the rest of the final cut of 20 will be voted upon, between December 2 to 8, 2017. Through research and study, I discovered that Connecticut’... more
Nov 21, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be unto You All I would like to take time now to thank the Cambridge Participatory Budget Delegates of 2017 for ranking "Critical Resource Kits for the Homeless" as number 4 of the 20 final selection to be voted upon. i worked on submitting this PB project out of concern for our Homelessness sector and mosaic, especially those who wo0n't be experiencing a Happy Thanks Giving or... more
Nov 14, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello Everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is in regards to CMA I# 1,2,5, and any other Agenda Item that relates to Appointments, Appropriations, Zoning, and Homelessness. In future appointments, selection of committee, advisory members, and task forces, more inclusive input of citizen participation in determining... more
Nov 2, 2017 Peace,Security,and Sanity Be Unto You All. I’m Hasson Rashid and for sometime now I have been engaged in advocacy for homelessness rights. I find it sort of disheartening that recently elected Rep. Connolly find it more inviting to circumvent homelessness priorities, in favor of status quo anxieties, rather than prioritizing housing for those without income or extremely low income, such as the... more
Oct 29, 2017 Peace,Sanity, and Security Be Unto You, I'm Hasson Rashid and after research and study, I have noticed and come, to the conclusion that there is a need that exist for making Homelessness/Homeless a Protected Class. To help make this become a reality I have created a petition to do so. Today I'm requesting that you become a partner in this campaign to make "Homelessness a Protected Class," by... more
Oct 26, 2017 MAKING HOMELESSNESS A PROTECTED CLASS Homelessness/ Homeless should be made a “Protected Class” here in Cambridge, Massachusetts under the Cambridge Human Rights Laws, Statues, ordinances., mostly because homeless people still face significant barriers to employment, housing, education, and other spheres. This legislation would simply add homelessness to the law's list of other protected traits... more
Oct 26, 2017 Peace, Sanity, and Security Be Unto You, In regards to Policy Order and Resolution List Item # 6 (Support of Representative Provost and the Cambridge Legislative Delegation’s efforts to pass a Right of First Refusal), on last week’s City Council Agenda (10/23/17), I find my self reflecting back on the Putnam Square Apartments, when the City of Cambridge’s policy makers supported the Commonwealth... more

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