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Candidates Have Their Say on Housing


On Friday October 19, the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness presented its 2019 legislative agenda and then opened the floor to Middlesex County candidates to express reactions to the 4-point plan — preserving funding for the state’s existing Coordinated Access System, preserving the state Department of Housing, removing barriers to construction of affordable housing, and strengthening 830-G, which encourages towns to build affordable housing. About 50 local citizens were on hand to hear opinions expressed and to show their support for housing for everyone.

Thanks to the candidates for taking the time to attend and for their frank comments: Matthew Lesser, Adam Greenberg, Mary Daugherty Abrams, Len Suzio, Joseph Serra, Linda Szynkowicz, Christine Palm, and Quentin Phipps. Thanks also to Brian Rahrig, formerly homeless, who now educates the public about housing issues as a member of the Coalition’s LEAD team.