More on Housing

January 10, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its first-ever visit to Massachusetts Friday evening with elected leaders from across the country articulating some of the nation’s most dire problems of institutional racism.

A press conference at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute was a precursor to caucus events throughout Representative Ayanna Pressley’s 7th Congressional district this weekend that are aimed at discussing and wrangling with systemic discrimination.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Vice Chair of the House Task Force on Aging and Families, and Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) introduced H.R.5406 The Grandfamily Housing Act -  a bill that would provide additional resources for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Currently, there are over 2.6 million children being raised by their grandparents, and that number is only expected to grow.

December 7, 2019 In The News

WORCESTER - Dependent grandchildren with trauma. Fixed retirement income or limited ability to work. Social safety-net programs that ignore their circumstances. Legal battles. Just plain being older and tired.

Grandparents raising grandchildren brought their challenges to U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Dorchester, on Saturday in a roundtable discussion on how legislators can best support “grandfamilies.”

November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wrote a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S.

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.