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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August 27, 2015 - 2:15pm read more
August 27, 2015 - 1:30pm Parents Forum will offer a free mini-workshop “How To Tell Somebody Something They’d Rather Not Hear” at noon on Friday, August 28, at the Michaels store in Porter Square Cambridge. All are welcome, both parents and others, with pre-registration by email to info@parentsforum.org or walk-in. On August 19 an event called “So You Think You Can TED” held to benefit Revolution of Hope, a Roxbury-based youth orchestra with strong parent involvement, held at Forge Bakery in Somerville, included an impromptu contribution by Parents Forum founder Eve Sullivan. Parents Forum is based on the principles that raising children connects all families, regardless of background or social status, and that all families can be strengthened by improving communication and increasing emotional awareness. For more information: http://www.parentsforum.org. Contact: Eve Sullivan, Cambridge, Mass. eve@parentsforum.org 617-864-3802 H / 617-233-7890 C read more
August 27, 2015 - 12:48pm Parents Forum will offer a free mini-workshop “How To Tell Somebody Something They’d Rather Not Hear” at noon on Friday, August 28, at the Michaels store in Porter Square Cambridge. All are welcome, both parents and others, with pre-registration by email to info@parentsforum.org or walk-in. On August 19 an event called “So You Think You Can TED” held to benefit Revolution of Hope, a Roxbury-based youth orchestra with strong parent involvement, held at Forge Bakery in Somerville, included an impromptu contribution by Parents Forum founder Eve Sullivan. Parents Forum is based on the principles that raising children connects all families, regardless of background or social status, and that all families can be strengthened by improving communication and increasing emotional awareness. For more information: http://www.parentsforum.org. Contact: Eve Sullivan, Cambridge, Mass. eve@parentsforum.org 617-864-3802 H / 617-233-7890 C read more
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August 20, 2015 - 1:55pm OTHER INTERESTING CAMBRIDGE NEWS ITEMS: (See Attachments) License Commission chairwoman resigns, leaving position open after 20-month term Kadete runs again for School Committee, noting experience as student in district Federal government’s Volpe site partner will need $500 million to build in Kendall Terrorism program feared to watch, ‘rate’ families draws Thursday press conference School Committee’s Osborne isn’t running for third term, citing job, family demands Grassroots campaign organizer Gay to run vanBeuzekom’s campaign for City Council McGovern names Taushawn Tinsley campaign manager for reelection read more
August 13, 2015 - 7:18pm Peace Be Unto You, please disregard my reference to Michael Brown as Eric Brown in the Video, my reference to Mr. Brown as Eric was a mistake, so disregard it as you partake in the video. Thank you. http://youtu.be/bBLXaxb36pc read more
August 13, 2015 - 6:27pm Tuesday 9/15 @ Sheraton Commander, Harvard Square 9-Intro 9:30-11:30 Serving Frequent user of Emergency Services 12:30-2:30 Housing First Service Models 3-5 Service System navigation & Coordination (title not finalized) Wednesday 9/16 @ Sheraton Commander, Harvard Square 9-Intro 9:30-11:30 Service & Policies to Prevent Homelessness 12:30-2:30- Increasing Housing Supply for Persons Experiencing Homelessness 3-5- Strategies for Increasing Investment Friday 9/18 @ YWCA- Hannum Hall, Central Square 10-12- Recommendations & Feedback Session times WILL LIKELY CHANGE pending availability of Issue Area experts. Please see event site for schedule updates: cambridgecharrette.yolasite.com read more
August 13, 2015 - 6:12pm Tuesday 9/15 @ Sheraton Commander, Harvard Square 9-Intro 9:30-11:30 Serving Frequent user of Emergency Services 12:30-2:30 Housing First Service Models 3-5 Service System navigation & Coordination (title not finalized) Wednesday 9/16 @ Sheraton Commander, Harvard Square 9-Intro 9:30-11:30 Service & Policies to Prevent Homelessness 12:30-2:30- Increasing Housing Supply for Persons Experiencing Homelessness 3-5- Strategies for Increasing Investment Friday 9/18 @ YWCA- Hannum Hall, Central Square 10-12- Recommendations & Feedback Session times WILL LIKELY CHANGE pending availabilty of Issue Area experts. Please see event site for schedule updates: cambridgecharrette.yolasite.com read more
August 13, 2015 - 5:29pm This week marks the mid-way point of our Summer of #JusticeAndRacialHealing campaign. Again, we are truly grateful for the sharing of our clips, the comments, the conversations you are having with one another and your communities! As you know, this past weekend marked the one year anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown. Many would argue that in a year's time things have worsened in our communities or, at the very least, injustices have been made more visible on the national stage. When we conceived of the Summer of #JusticeAndRacialHealing awareness campaign in early June, we didn't think that we'd see such an increased level of repression in such a short period of time from the death of Sandra Bland and so many others to the most recent State of Emergency declared Monday in Ferguson. But we're not surprised. We feel pain and outrage like many of you but we understand that racial injustices will flourish as long as we (collectively) don't fully examine the structural framework that gives life to the problem. Here's a link to all the clips thus far in the campaign - clips that we offer to continue, provoke and broaden conversations about systemic racial inequity in the US:... read more
August 3, 2015 - 8:19pm The following is my public testimony given at the "Joint Committee on Housing" Public Hearing on July 28,2015, held at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill: PUBLIC COMMENT/JULY 28, 2015 BILL#1129, Pignatelli: I support Bill# 1129 and urge our legislative policy makers to support it also. This bill if successfully enacted would help make it illegal for private businesses, public accommodation, educational institutions, employers, and housing services to discriminate, based on homelessness. It will help address other social inequalities that the homeless, and other disenfranchised and marginalized Commonwealth populations experience daily. Also it will help to make homeless in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a protected class. In regards to BILL# 1144, Wagner: I urge our Commonwealth policy makers not to support it, personally I don’t support HR1144, because, if it is enacted into law, it would serve to discriminated against Massachusetts homeless sector and mosaic. If enacted it would work against all of the current established commitments, to end homelessness in Massachusetts and beyond. Further, if enacted it would discontinue to maintain current and the much needed... read more
August 3, 2015 - 7:43pm Join the conversation about homelessness in Cambridge this September. When? September 15, 9am-5pm September 16, 9am-5pm September 18, 9:30-11:30am Watch for more detailed agendas, including locations. What is a "charrette"?A charrette is a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions. Questions? Contact us. Email Address: schevalier@cambridgema.gov ile:///Users/labs/Desktop/City Organizes Charrette to Combat Homelessness_ _Brainstorming_ process involves community _ Cambridge Community Television-1.htmlhttps://www.cctvcambridge.org/Charrette_To_Combat_Homelessnesshttp://www.csh.org/csh-solutions/community-work/local-planning/charrette... Cambridge Continuum of Care (CoC) 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Watch for more detailed agendas, including locations. read more
August 3, 2015 - 7:28pm Cambridge Charrette on Homelessness Join the conversation about homelessness in Cambridge this September. When? September 15, 9am-5pm September 16, 9am-5pm September 18, 9:30-11:30am Watch for more detailed agendas, including locations. What is a "charrette"?A charrette is a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions. Questions? Contact us. Email Address: schevalier@cambridgema.gov ile:///Users/labs/Desktop/City Organizes Charrette to Combat Homelessness_ _Brainstorming_ process involves community _ Cambridge Community Television-1.htmlhttps://www.cctvcambridge.org/Charrette_To_Combat_Homelessnesshttp://www.csh.org/csh-solutions/community-work/local-planning/charrette... Cambridge Continuum of Care (CoC) 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Watch for more detailed agendas, including locations. read more
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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