Episcopal City Mission Blog

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bishop Shaw Urges us to Vote No on Question 2

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clergy gathered today at Trinity Church in Copley Square to urge residents to vote No on Question 2, which would repeal the state's affordable housing law.

They said the effort to overturn the law, known as Chapter 40B, would make it harder to build housing for seniors and working families.

They released a petition with more than 200 names of area clergy who are against the ballot question.

Ellen Feingold, the treasurer of the Campaign to Protect Affordable Housing Law, said there is a long list of seniors on a waiting list for affordable housing. Some have waited for six years, she said.

"Imagine telling an 80-year-old who says she needs affordable housing that she may have to wait as much as six years, " Feingold said. "It is unconscionable."

For more visit: www.protectafforablehousing.org


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