Fred is evicted: system failure and bullying

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This is the story of the eviction of Fred, an elderly man living with disability, from Bleak House in August, 2014. It demonstrates how failure of the formal system of landlord, agencies, and the safety net can lead to the use of bullying by the informal system. I ask why a person clearly in need of significant additional support for many years was not better served by neighbors, management, and agencies.

Stop Bullying Coalition Advances Legislative Commission

Mission and progress

Our efforts, supported by citizens, civic leaders, and legislators have achieved a breakthrough. The Massachusetts legislature is considering our bill, S2329, the creation of a legislative study commission "A Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing." The mission of the Stop Bullying Coalition is.... READ MORE...