The public is invited to participate in the Joint Committee on the Judiciary's hybrid hearing on December 5, 2023 at 1:00pm. Please note that the Chair will limit testimony to one time, for a total of three minutes, per individual.
The Office of the Attorney General has asserted that it is unlawful for a housing provider not to protect tenants from harassment. I wrote to seek a meeting with the Attorney General or the Policy & Government Affairs Division to discuss the issues around bullying, mobbing, and hostile environment harassment. I asked to include tenants and the legislative sponsors of H3868—a bill to create an office of the tenant advocate that would protect the rights of tenants when landlords fail to prevent hostile environment harassment.
We hope to live with dignity and respect for our rights, even if we live in public and subsidized housing. However, we often feel like prisoners and we despair for relief.
Enslaved people and their descendants have had a more difficult challenge to seek their rightful place as free persons living with dignity and respect for their rights!
Grey, overcast skies with drizzle did not dampen the welcome that residents of Apple Village in Beverly gave to Senator Joan B. Lovely and Michael Kane, Executive Director of the Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants on Saturday, June 24. The Apple Village Tenants Association hosted a cookout for everyone with the hope of welcoming all and overcoming differences. The event included a "meet and greet" with Senator Lovely and Michael Kane when they spoke about bullying and legislation intended to prevent bullying.