Mass Union Board Member Nicole Beckles gave remarks at the release of the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s new Housing Bond Bill, called the Affordable Homes Act. Mass Union is encouraged by news about the bill and looks forward to reading it in full. See photos and statement below. Congratulations to Nicole and Mass Union!
Statement on the bill’s release: The Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants wishes to thank the Healey-Driscoll Administration and Secretary Augustus for the proposed bond bill’s significant investment in public housing. For decades, public housing has been drastically underfunded. Mass Union has members across the state live with deplorable, unsafe conditions, including leaks, mold, asbestos, and more. Many residents are losing hope that things will change. But today we are grateful to the Healey Administration for taking a huge first step with this investment, for listening to tenants, and for including important tenant protections in the bill.