Heard The Call: Boston Housing Ready to Reach Out To Youth of Bunker Hill (Boston Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
January 9th, 2020

From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge:

The leadership of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has reached out to the Turn It Around youth group and other youth in the Bunker Hill Development to talk with them about the potential changes coming to their homes.

After an article in last week’s Patriot-Bridge where Fatima Fontes – a college-aged resident of Bunker Hill and an active member of Turn It Around – criticized the lack of engagement with youth, BHA officials have heard the call and are excited to talk with her and others.

They have already been in contact with the Turn It Around group and are reaching out for other youth organizations.

“What I like about Fatima’s comments in that story is that they really bring it back to what this is about – that being families, communities and new homes,” said Interim BHA Director Kate Bennett. “It’s true that we often talk about the Bunker Hill proposal as an initiative and redevelopment and designs and components. She brings it right back to what is at the heart of all this and we appreciate it.”

Read the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge's article "Heard The Call: Boston Housing Ready to Reach Out To Youth of Bunker Hill," featuring the Boston Housing Authority/

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