Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #146
ORDER ADOPTED
May 21, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to direct the Cambridge Human Rights Commission to report back on housing-related activities including number of housing-related investigations, number of housing-related cases successfully mediated, relationships with regional housing-related organizations, and successes and challenges of the Cambridge Fair Housing Ordinance

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, SSSponsors:Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, Councillor Alanna Mallon, Councillor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC) was established in 1984 to protect the civil rights of residents and visitors to the city, and does this by enforcing two ordinances, including the Cambridge Fair Housing Ordinance; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Commission is a City law enforcement agency that investigates and adjudicate complaints of discrimination in the areas of housing and provides meditations for housing disputes in the City; and 

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Housing Committee seeks to gather a comprehensive portrait of the state of housing in Cambridge, including full data about evictions, housing-related lawsuits, cases where discrimination has been charged, and cases mediated by City agencies; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to direct the Cambridge Human Rights Commission to report back on housing-related activities including number of housing-related investigations, number of housing-related cases successfully mediated, relationships with regional housing-related organizations, and successes and challenges of the Cambridge Fair Housing Ordinance; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the Housing Committee on this matter.

 

Meeting History

May 21, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED