Legislators to Create Tenant Protective Services Ombuds

At Beacon Hill, on January 18, 2019, Senator Joan B. Lovely introduced and sponsored An Act relative to bullying in public housing (SD2195), legislation creating a statewide tenant protective services ombuds program to prevent bullying of tenants in subsidized and public housing for the elderly and people with disability. Representative Bradford Hill joins as house sponsor.

Two Americas

Today, the selfish, other America is bullying everyone. The shutdown of the government is hurting the country, eliminating essential services, putting hard working and dedicated federal workers into financial distress. We who live in public and subsidized housing are also facing threats to our homes and our food.

To Our Legislators on Beacon Hill

Our Attorney General has proclaimed that "All Tenants Have a Right to Be Free From Harassment and Intimidation." We of the Stop Bullying Coalition, on behalf of the more than 92,000 tenants of multifamily public and subsidized housing for elderly and people with disability, seek to assure that freedom. And to that end, we ask you to join your colleagues, Senator Joan B. Lovely and Representative Bradford Hill, and to sponsor our bill prior to filing.

The Oracle Speaks: Jack & Jill in Erehwon Village

Lucy, the manager of Erehwon Village, a multifamily public housing facility for elderly and disabled, has received complaints about the couple, Jack and Jill, from Thomasina, Dick, and Hariette, the "Guardians," The "Guardians" are self-appointed overseers of life in the village and no one dares stand up to them. What should Lucy, the manager, do? The Oracle is silent on this problem, but the Oracle has received several responses.