Rising Housing Costs: What Can We Do?

Top Pick February 24, 2019 Cambridge Free 0
(Photo: AlexRaths/iStock)
(Photo: AlexRaths/iStock)

“Broaden the place of your tent, and stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, stint not; Lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.”
—Isaiah 54:2

The Boston area is blessed with a vibrant and thriving Jewish community; however, an important barrier to entering it, the cost of housing, has been rising. We cannot be an open and inclusive community if only those in a handful of professions can afford to live here, and if even fewer can afford to raise children here.

Fortunately, the path isn’t set. Many of the most important decisions regarding housing affordability are not made in the White House, Congress or even in the State House on Beacon Hill. They are made in our own backyard: in City Hall and in zoning and planning meetings. These are the very meetings that decide what gets built, who can live here and how people will be able afford to live here. As a community, we can have a pivotal influence on these important local decisions.

Please join us for a discussion (and bagel brunch!) with the mayor of Cambridge, Mayor Marc McGovern, and Jesse Kanson-Benanav of B’nai Brith Housing and A Better Cambridge. We will discuss the different facets of housing policy and what we can do to create a more affordable, inclusive and open community.

This event is cosponsored by the Orthodox minyan at Harvard Hillel and Moishe House Without Walls.

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
When
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where
Harvard Hillel
52 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Price
Free

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator.

More From...

More In...

More At...