Hasson J. Rashid

CCTV, Alliance of Cambridge Tenant (ACT) , Cambridge MA
I have earned a BS in Human Service, MS in Human Service,one and a half years as a doctoral candidate at Capella University. I host two TV programs on "BeLive" at CCTV Cambridge,MA entitled 'Human Service News and information," and "The History,Community Life, and Diversities of Muslim Americans in...
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July 30, 2015 - 3:05pm NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Department of Housing and Urban Development DHCD) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held a public hearing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 10:00 Am to 11:00am, about the Draft FY 2015 – 2019 HUD Consolidated Plan and Draft FY 2015 Action Plan for CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA. It was in accordance with the provisions of Title 24 – Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Part 91 – Consolidated Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs, notice was given of the proposed following action to be undertaken by this Department. DHCD has posted a Draft FY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The Draft Consolidated Plan includes the Draft FY 2015 Action Plan. During the period in which the draft of the above Consolidated Plan is available for public review, DHCD held the following public hearing and will be accepting written comments until August 3, 2015, prior to finalizing the FY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and the FY 2015 Action Plan. SOURCE: http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/planning/consolidated-and-action-plans... Comments may be sent to: karen.bresnahan@state.ma.us( Karen Bresnahan, Senior Policy and Planning Manager).(617) 573-1100 (TTY... read more
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July 25, 2015 - 3:38pm SUMMARY United for Homes is the campaign to fund the National Housing Trust Fund with revenue raised from modifications to the mortgage interest deduction. The Problem: THE SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING We all need a decent, affordable home. Yet today, in communities across America, millions are without this basic necessity. For every 100 extremely low income renter households in the United States, there are only 30 affordable and available units. The shortage gets worse every year; it’s why people are homeless in our country. The Solution: THE NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND The National Housing Trust Fund will expand, preserve, rehabilitate, and maintain the supply of rental housing affordable to America’s poorest families.The National Housing Trust Fund was authorized by Congress in 2008 and with FHFA having lifted the suspension on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac the NHTF will have at least some resources to begin expanding the housing supply for the lowest income and most vulnerable people in our country, providing a boost to efforts to end homelessness and housing poverty in the United States. With the lifting of the suspension the first funds are expected to be allocated in early... read more
July 23, 2015 - 9:11pm https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3SgZW16Hj3aaElXVXJxYW1EQjg/view?usp=sh... read more
July 13, 2015 - 1:21am Three Cases of Exclusion of the Homeless Sector: Peace Be Unto You, There are three cases of non-compliance to federal mandates, laws, and rights of the homeless sector and mosaic occurring here in Cambridge, MA. The authorities (federal, state, local) have demonstrated violations of “Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates pertaining to homelessness. 1. The first case involves the Volpe Center of the regional Department of Transportation/GSA. They are guilty of a disregard for Federal "Title V," mandates, etc. under "Title V" of the "McKinney-Vento Homelessness Act of 1987," Homeless service providers have a right of first refusal to acquire surplus property, at no cost before the property can be offered to state or local government, or be sold to generate revenue for the federal government. When the federal government no longer has use for a property, the property is usually declared to be surplus. the "Volpe Center administration" circumvented and removed, the local homeless sector and mosaic, from the planning equation for the Volpe, in violation of federal mandates. Under the GSA’s plan, a developer would acquire the right to build out parts of the... read more
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July 10, 2015 - 1:16pm ACT indoor yard sale set for Aug. 15 Help us to keep on helping SATURDAY, JUNE 6— Got any cool stuff lying around your home that you don’t need and is just taking up space? There’s probably someone out there who would be happy to have and put it to use. That’s the Yard Sale idea: bringing us together as neighbors for mutual benefit. All the better if it also benefits an organization that helps us remain as neighbors. That’s the idea behind ACT’s indoor yard sale. Once again this summer the Manning Apartments Tenant Council will be ACT’s host for a great fundraising event. The Tenant Council will also have something for those who hunger and thirst during the ACT sale and accompanying raffles— its own fundraiser, “The Manning Café.” Please email tenants@earthlink.net or call the ACT office— 617-499-7031— if you would like to donate items or participate in any other way. Please leave a message if no one answers because we have only two phone lines and they may be busy. Below is a list of the kind of items we’re looking for as well as the kinds of items that we can’t accept: please donate cool stuff like this: (and please make sure it's clean first!) jewelry small working... read more
June 30, 2015 - 9:06pm PEACE BE UNTO TO YOU EXCLUSION OF THE HOMELESS SECTOR,IS TRANSPIRING IN OUR MIDST, RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, IN REGARDS TO THE "VOLPE CENTER." IN ACTUALITY THE "GENERAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION (GSA)/VOLPE CENTER" IS IN VIOLATION OF "HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)"MANDATES, PERTAINING TO "HOMELESSNESS." THE NORTH EASTERN "GSA" OFFICIALS ARE GUILTY OF A DISREGARD FOR FEDERAL "TITLE V," MANDATES, ETC. UNDER "TITLE V" OF THE "McKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESSNESS ACT OF 1987," HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE A RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO ACQUIRE SURPLUS PROPERTY, AT NO COST BEFORE THE PROPERTY CAN BE OFFERED TO STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OR BE SOLD TO GENERATE REVENUE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NO LONGER HAS USE FOR A PROPERTY, THE PROPERTY IS USUALLY DECLARED TO BE SURPLUS. THE "VOLPE CENTER ADMINISTRATION" CIRCUMVENTED AND REMOVED, THE LOCAL HOMELESS SECTOR AND MOSAIC, FROM THE PLANNING EQUATION FOR THE VOLPE, IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL MANDATES. UNDER THE GSA’S PLAN, A DEVELOPER WOULD ACQUIRE THE RIGHT TO BUILD OUT PARTS OF THE PROPERTY IN EXCHANGE FOR A COMMITMENT TO CONSTRUCT A MODERN RESEARCH FACILITY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. THE "MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT... read more
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June 23, 2015 - 8:52pm PEACE BE UNTO YOU, HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M HASSON RASHID, AND I RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, TODAY, I’M HERE TO COMMENT ON “AWAITING REPORT LIST ITEM# 15-03,15-53; AND COMMUNICATION # ITEM#1, AND ANY OF THE OTHER ITEMS ON TODAYS AGENDA THAT I MAY HAVE MISSED ANNOUNCING.” ON JUNE 16, 2015 THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE, HELD A HEARING ON TITLE V OF THE McKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESSNESS ACT OF 1987, TO EXAMINE IT’S SURPLUS PROPERTY PROVISION. MARIA FOSCARINIS OF THE NATIONAL LAW CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY, GAVE TESTIMONY ON THE TITLE V OF THE McKINNEY –VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANT ACT DURING THE HEARING. OTHERS ALSO GAVE TESTIMONIES CONCERNING THE ACT. YOU’LL FIND THEM ADDED AS LINKS AT THE END OF THIS WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT. THE HEARING WAS TITLED “SAVING TAXPAYER DOLLAR IN FEDERAL REAL ESTATE: REDUCING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S SPACE FOOTPRINT,” THE HEARING EXAMINED WAYS OF REFORMING HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISPOSES OF ITS SURPLUS PROPERTY. WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NO LONGER HAS USE FOR A PROPERTY, THE PROPERTY IS USUALLY DECLARED TO BE SURPLUS. UNDER TITLE V,... read more
June 17, 2015 - 9:45pm PEACE BE UNTO YOU, I’M HASSON RASHID, I RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE. MY RECOMMEND FOR A COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT FUNDING PROJECT FOR APPROVAL, IS CONTINUATION OF A PROJECT THAT I SUBMITTED IN THE RECENT PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING (PB) PROCESS FOR CONSIDERATION, THAT DID NOT MAKE THE CUT, INTO THE FINAL SELECTION FOR PB FUNDING. THE PROJECT WAS A REQUEST FOR FUNDING TO HIRE A CONSULTANT THAT WOULD HELP HAVE THE FOUNDRY BUILDING CONVERTED INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR OUR HOMELESS SECTOR, AND TO HELP IN MEETING THE MOUNTING DEMAND FOR HOMELESS HOUSING, AND TO HELP THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, MA TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS. MY CURRENT EFFORTS TO PRESENT A REVISED VERSION OF THE SAME PROJECT FOR COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT (CPA) FUNDING, IS ALSO TO SECURE AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONVERSION AT THE FOUNDRY BUILDING, AND POSSIBLY OTHER LOCATIONS. THE FUNDING WILL BE USED TO OBTAIN THE SERVICES OF AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS FRIENDLY CONSULTANT, TO WORK WITH THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE,MA, IT’S HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, IT'S DEPAPRTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, THE CAMBRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, THE CAMBRIDGE CONTINUUM OF CARE, THE SENIOR POLICY GROUP TO END HOMELESSNESS,AND OTHER HOMELESSNESS... read more
June 17, 2015 - 9:12pm PEACE BE UNTO YOU, HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M HASSON RASHID, I RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETT AVENUE. TODAY MY PUBLIC COMMENT IS ON CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA ITEMS # 21,22, 23, 24; CALENDAR ITEMS #1; AWAITNG REPORTS ITEM# 15-03 (14-113), 15-53; AND ANY OTHER AGENDA ITEMS PERTAINING TO HOMELESSNESS,POVERTY CONCERNS AND ISSUES. IN REGARDS TO PREPARING APPROPRIATE ZONING LANGUAGE FOR RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE INCENTIVE ZONING PROVISIONS, AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 11.201 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE, ENTITLED DEFINITIONS, WITH THE "SUBTITLE" OF "ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS," IT REPRESENTS A SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF THE HOMELESS SECTOR AND MOSAIC, AND DOESN’T MAKE REFERENCE TO AN IMPROVEMENT OF THE LIVES OF THE HOMELESS. ITEM 23 OF THE CITY MANAGERS AGENDA REFERS TO THE SUPPORTING OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES THAT INCLUDE ACQUISITION, MODERATE REHABILITATION, SUBSTANTIAL REHABILITATION, AND NEW CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING UNITS FOR LOW- AND MODERATE- INCOME FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. ACCORDING TO THE FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN GOALS AND THE ANNUAL PLAN GOALS FOR FY 2016 TO 2020,I FIND THAT THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS ACTUALLY IN NON COMPLIANCE. FOR SEVERAL YEARS THE FOUNDRY BUILDING, CITY OWNED PROPERTY... read more
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June 14, 2015 - 6:40pm HUMAN SERVICE NEWS AND INFORMATION TV PROGAM from Hasson Rashid on Vimeo. read more
June 13, 2015 - 2:09pm Black-O-Scope Promo Trailer from The Black-O-Scope on Vimeo. Don't Miss This Exciting New TV Show - June 13 & 14 Watch This New TV Show on Newsmax TV June 13 and June 14 June 13 - 8:00 AM EST June 13 - 3:00 PM EST June 14 - 8:00 AM EST Check Local Listing For Exact Broadcast Time View Trailer at: https://vimeo.com/129094379 Copyright © 2015 National Black Republican Association, All rights reserved. unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences read more
June 12, 2015 - 5:41pm How Can We, as a Community, Better Help and House People Who are Homeless in Cambridge? Lend Your Voice. Bring Your ... Experiences, Thoughts, Ideas, Interest, Knowledge, Concerns, Questions, and Hopes. June 24, 2015 at Central Square Branch Library; 25th, 2015 at 5 Callender Street. Sponsored by The Source for Housing Solution (CSH), and The City of Cambridge's Department of Human Service Program's Planning and Development. Please contact by June 19 at 617-349-6206 or e-mail schevalier@cambridgema.gov. Other than requests for interpretation or child care, no reservation or advance notice is necessary: just show up. read more
June 6, 2015 - 5:37pm Peace Be Unto You, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ANOTHER ACT OF EXCLUSION OF THE HOMELESS SECTOR,IS TRANSPIRING IN, OUR MIDST, RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, IN REGARDS TO THE VOLPE CENTER. IN REALITY THE VACANT PROPERTY AND FACILITIES, AT THE VOLPE CENTER,REPRESENTS A REAR GOD SENT OPPORTUNITY AS A PLACE, SUITABLE,THAT CAN HELP FILL THE VACUUM THAT EXIST IN CAMBRIDGE FOR HOMELESS HOUSING. THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION'S (GSA) IS GUILTY WITH INTENTIONS FOR EXCLUDING THE LOCAL HOMELESSNESS MOSAIC AND SECTOR, FROM AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES, IN AND ON CITY OWN PROPERTIES. IN ACTUALITY THE GSA/VOLPE CENTER IS IN VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT MANDATES, PERTAINING TO HOMELSESSNESS. THE NORTH EASTERN GSA OFFICIALS ARE GUILTY OF A DISREGARD FOR FEDERAL TITLE V, ETC., MANDATES, GSA HAVE BEEN LED TO PARTICIPATE IN A LOCAL DISREGARD FOR FEDERAL TITLE V MANDATES. INSTEAD OF NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC THAT THERE WAS VACANT LAND AND FACILITIES, AVAILABLE FOR ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS NEEDS, THEY CIRCUMVENTED THIS TO PUBLICIZED THAT A NEW FEDERAL BUILDING WAS IN NEED, AND ARE CURRENTLY ADVERTISING FOR PROPSPECTIVE DEVELOPERS TO FOOT THE BILL. THE LOCAL GSA FAILED TO INCLUDE... read more
June 2, 2015 - 8:34pm I’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read more

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