[act-ma] Sun, 9/30: Defending Affordable Housing ~CambridgeResidentsAlliance.org

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed Sep 26 18:19:38 PDT 2012

Sunday, September 30
St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
239 Harvard St

  Defending  Affordable Housing

A wide range of political and financial leaders would like to get rid of 
America's affordable housing. The current economic crisis [thanks to US 
warring] has given them an opportunity to move toward that goal.  How is 
this playing out in Cambridge, MA---the quintessential 'liberal' city?

<http://www.CambridgeResidentsAlliance.org> hosts presentations by:

Richard Krushnic is a career community development professional mainly 
in Boston's Neighborhood Development Dept.

     Preserving existing non-public affordable housing
     Forest City's University Park commitments, fulfilled & not
     Restrictions on 168 units of University Park Affordable Housing
     Preserving those 168 units
     Detailed example:  Auburn Court I & II

Bill Cunningham is on the board of Alliance of Cambridge Tenants 
representing public housing & voucher tenants

     Federal budget cuts & the crisis facing public housing authorities
     Cambridge Housing Authority's crisis strategies
     Historical context of public housing & rent vouchers in the US, 
particularly in Cambridge

Barbara Taggart of the Simplex Steering Committee & local business owner

     history of Forest City's University Park and the Simplex Steering 
     personal experience of Cambridge

Charles Teague got 3 changes to Cambridge Zoning Ordinance passed (two 
reducing density)

     Cambridge's "Inclusionary" (Affordable) Housing Zoning Requirement
     Why do we not get the entire 15%?
     Who benefits from this law?

*Cambridge residents:*
Join the Alliance right now by emailing: 
camb.residents.alliance at gmail.com <mailto:camb.residents.alliance at gmail.com>

CambridgeResidentsAlliance.org <http://CambridgeResidentsAlliance.org>

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