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星期二, 8月 01, 2017

Congresswoman Clark, Mayor Walsh to Join Residents and Housing Advocates Rally for Affordable Homes

Congresswoman Clark, Mayor Walsh to Join Residents and Housing Advocates Rally for Affordable Homes


BOSTON — As proposed federal cuts threaten to increase housing instability and homelessness, hundreds of residents, housing advocates, and policymakers gathered Monday, July 31 at 12:00 noon to rally in front of Faneuil Hall in support of federal investments in affordable homes and our communities. Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will also attend.

Too many families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Nationally, only 25% of families in need receive housing assistance, which means millions of people do not have an affordable place to call home. The President and Congress are proposing devastating cuts, including cuts to Section 8 and public housing. These cuts would undermine the progress that cities, towns, and the state are making in affordable housing and community development.

On Monday, residents rally together on the plaza in front of Faneuil Hall to call on Congress to invest in affordable homes and our communities and to ensure that everyone has the right to a safe, accessible, and affordable home. The ‘Our Homes, Our Voices’ rally is being organized by the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), the non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts. This year, CHAPA is celebrating 50 years of leadership in promoting solutions to critical housing and homelessness issues across the state.