Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Supporting Public Housing

Public housing continues to be important to me, and it is vital that as a state, Massachusetts continues to offer affordable housing to those most in need, including low-income families and senior citizens.  Equally important is ensuring that such housing is safe and sanitary, and public dollars are being spent responsibly.  Committed to that goal, I am one of many legislators who co-sponsored Senate Bill 612, “An Act to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities.”

Because of my efforts, the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recently honored me with a certification of appreciation recognizing me for my co-sponsorship of the bill, and my dedication to serving community residents in need of assistance.  It is important that Massachusetts public housing be efficiently managed, safe, clean, and cost-effective.  That means always seeking to capture opportunities to find savings, and create innovative ways of providing housing, and I will continue to do so in the future as I have in the past.