A-Team Equity Agenda Event: Housing Equity

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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Stable, safe and affordable housing is a fundamental human right and I believe that we need federal policies and spending to match our need. A survey by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition showed that a minimum wage worker needs to work at least eighty-four hours a week in order to afford a decent one-bedroom apartment at “fair market rent” in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District.

The housing shortage is not simply a matter of economics, but a question of public health. Disparities in the stability and quality of housing are inextricably linked to disparities in health outcomes. When it comes to public housing, we can’t compromise on the dignity and privacy of residents simply because they do not have the means to live elsewhere.

As your Congresswoman, I am committed to working to address the housing crisis and propose policy solutions informed by the lived experience of real people living right here in our district.

With that in mind, we want to invite you to join friends and neighbors on Monday, August 26th for our next Equity Agenda Event focused on Housing Equity. Our Equity Agenda Event Series is an interactive narrative sharing, group learning, and policy building workshop. We aim to bring together community members to answer the question: In a world with no barriers, what does Equity in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District look and feel like? And to work in partnership with community members to build people-centered policy that gets us closer to realizing that vision.

We welcome guests of all abilities. Contact Erina at erina.colombo@mail.house.gov to discuss the accessibility and adaptations necessary to fully participate in this event.

Questions? Please email Erina at erina.colombo@mail.house.gov

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