Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #57
Order Adopted
Mar 16, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to work with all relative City Departments to develop a comprehensive plan on how to best support our homeless residents, shelters and the programs that support them, including, but not limited to, reaching out to area hotels and colleges about opening space for Cambridge’s homeless to have shelter, issuing emergency funds to shelters so they can stay open during the day, and including our homeless population in any food outreach being organized by the City.

Information

Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Councillor Marc C. McGovern, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Many of our homeless residents are older and/or have underlying health conditions; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Covid-19 is posing a threat to our community as a whole, but can be deadly to those with compromised immune systems; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

In addition to lack of shelter, many shelters are not able to provide the CDC recommended six feet of social distancing; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Many of these shelters, along with churches, have cancelled their meals programs for the foreseeable future; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with all relative City Departments to develop a comprehensive plan on how to best support our homeless residents, shelters and the programs that support them, including, but not limited to, reaching out to area hotels and colleges about opening space for Cambridge’s homeless to have shelter, issuing emergency funds to shelters so they can stay open during the day, and including our homeless population in any food outreach being organized by the City.

 

Meeting History

Mar 16, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan