Low-income Somerville families facing temporary displacement fight to remain in the city that they call home. “Will we get to stay, or will we have to leave? And when will our homes be safe to live in?”
CAAS seeks a local photographer interested in learning about non-profit marketing and storytelling. The ambassador will be responsible for taking, editing, and submitting photos to CAAS that capture the people and places of Somerville.
At Clarendon Hill, a public housing project that is set to be redeveloped in the next several years, resident leaders have been negotiating with developers to ensure that no one is displaced and that current residents receive benefits from this project.
Our most recent Community Assessment Report & Strategic Plan is complete! This Plan presents the major findings from our 2017 community needs assessment and outlines a three-year plan with specific actions for addressing the community’s most pressing needs.
We have set an exciting and ambitious goal for the summer: doubling the number of monthly donors giving automatically to the organization. Summer is a critical time to acquire new donors and commitments to monthly giving. We can’t do this without your help!
As a person who is committed to helping working families on a path to economic security, you are as disturbed as I am by the threats to programs Somerville families rely on. Will you invest today in local efforts to protect these programs?
The following individuals were elected as representatives of the low-income community: Francis Latanowich, Nanci Baren, John Ciampa, Kate Byrne. They will be seated on the CAAS Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
You may already know that CAAS provides comprehensive preschool and wraparound services to hundreds of families each year through Head Start. You may not know that CAAS acts as a safety net for these and other families when they are in crisis.
The Santiagos, a family of 9, were referred to HPP by Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services in June of 2016. They received notice of eviction and were seeking assistance with their housing search and in negotiating with their landlord for more time to secure new housing.
CAAS’ community outreach team has been working on a tenant rights action project at the Clarendon Hills housing project in West Somerville. The Somerville Housing Authority has partnered with private developers to redevelop the site, which would temporarily displace the 216 families that currently reside there
The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in collaboration with CAAS and ABCD Head Start, was awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to implement the Communities for Healthy Living (CHL) program in Head Start programs in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.
Union United was formed in 2014 to advocate for “Development without Displacement” in response to rapidly increasing gentrification in the Union Square neighborhood and the anticipated arrival of the Green Line Extension and associated real estate development.
The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to implement the Communities for Healthy Living program in Head Start programs in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville over the next 5 years.