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September 24, 2019 In The News

This year in Detroit, crews working for the city’s public housing authority cut down a row of bushy trees that had shaded the entryways to two public housing units known as Sheridan I and II.

Their aim: to give newly installed security cameras an unobstructed view of the hulking, gray edifices, so round-the-clock video footage could be made available to the Detroit Police Department and its new facial recognition software whenever the Detroit Public Housing Commission files a police report.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a letter, co-signed by 59 of their House colleagues, to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson strongly denouncing anti-LGBTQ changes made to the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

September 9, 2019 Press Release

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August 29, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Monday night asked her constituents to “share real life experiences” at a round- table discussion in Jamaica Plain on the topic of housing equity. The “Equity Agenda Series” meeting was one of several she plans to host in the Seventh Congressional District to help her work up legislation to address what she calls “inequalities” in housing.

August 28, 2019 In The News

Steps away from Somerville public housing, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and local mayors vowed not to let the neighborhood become equipped with facial recognition technology.

“This technology is untested, biased and would only criminalize vulnerable communities and result in greater surveillance and racial profiling,” said Pressley, who joined elected officials from Somerville and Cambridge Tuesday at a community event about facial recognition

August 16, 2019 In The News

“My mother was always robbing peter to pay Paul,” said Pressley. “My mom came home to eviction notices often. She was working many jobs to make ends meet.”

Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley described the lack of affordable housing as a crisis and the number one issue in her district at a workshop Thursday night on housing held at The Link in Cambridge. But it’s not just an issue for millennials but everyone who wants to get on the property ladder.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) announced legislation that would prohibit the use of biometric recognition technology in most public and assisted housing units funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), protecting tenants from biased surveillance technology. Currently, more than two million residents live in public housing nationwide, leaving many communities vulnerable to over-surveillance with the emergence of biometric technology.

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA), and Katie Hill (D-CA) sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson condemning his department’s efforts to rollback essential protections for transgender Americans experiencing homelessness and seeking shelter.

May 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Friday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Committee Democrats to send a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), demanding that he withdraw his senseless proposal to terminate housing benefits for mixed-immigration status families who rely on HUD’s public and assisted housing programs.