Cambridge As A Housing First City
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About the Event
“Transforming Cambridge Into A Housing First City” is an educational event focused on spreading awareness about housing injustices occurring within the community and what steps must be taken to make Cambridge housing more accessible and equitable. There will be a panel of speakers that will include unhoused residents and community leaders. They will share their experiences of housing inequity within the city and discuss why Cambridge must adopt a Housing First model. A Housing First model means making housing both accessible and a guaranteed right for all community members and investing in supportive services for those who suffer from mental illness, addiction, and job loss so that they successfully remain in permanent housing. This event will also provide resources about what a Housing First model means and how we can attain real housing justice within the community. Starlight Square provides a COVID-safe space for community members to get involved with the project, learn about other housing organizations within Cambridge, and engage with the topic of housing justice through meaningful grassroot level organizing that will build the infrastructure necessary for a successful Housing First city.