Congresswoman Pressley Leading Housing Equity Event in JP on Aug. 26

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley's Equity Agenda Event Series will continue this Monday with a special discussion in Jamaica Plain.

"Stable, safe and affordable housing is a fundamental human right and I believe that we need federal policies and spending to match our need," said Pressley, MA-7th, via the event page. "A survey by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition showed that a minimum wage worker needs to work at least eighty-four hours a week in order to afford a decent one-bedroom apartment at 'fair market rent' in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District."

The event is open to all, but RSVPing is required, and then the event's location will be provided. This is being done due to concerns about Pressley's safety and security. Click here to learn more about the event and RSVP.

"The housing shortage is not simply a matter of economics, but a question of public health. Disparities in the stability and quality of housing are inextricably linked to disparities in health outcomes. When it comes to public housing, we can’t compromise on the dignity and privacy of residents simply because they do not have the means to live elsewhere," said Pressley.

The event is an interactive narrative sharing, group learning, and policy building workshop to determine what does equity look like in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional district.