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Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara

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Shelter Skelter

Councilor Quinton Y. Zondervan points out that an end to the pandemic could come with a surge in homelessness, as the eviction moratorium expires. “There’s going to be a wave of evictions, of people who couldn’t afford to pay their rent. It’s a horrible disaster waiting to happen,” he says. “[It will] disproportionately impact Black and Brown community members ... We can’t go back to normal,” he adds. “We have to [do] better, because normal was unjust.”

Sobrinho-Wheeler Lit Drop

Councilor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler addresses Project Right to Housing advocates during a "Literature Drop" event on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Fundraiser for Cambridge’s Homeless Raises More Than $30,000 With Sandel, Paulsell as Guests

With Cambridge homeless shelters facing operational challenges due to Covid-19, the First Church in Cambridge raised more than $30,000 for two projects supporting unhoused residents during its annual fundraising gala Saturday night.

Sandel and Paulsell at First Church Fundraiser

Harvard Government professor Michael J. Sandel, left, spoke at a fundraiser benefitting homeless programs at the First Church in Cambridge. Sandel was interviewed by Divinity School professor and Interim Minister of Memorial Church Stephanie A. Paulsell.

Project Right to Housing rally pamphlets

Project Right to Housing organizers hand out pamphlets calling on Cambridge residents to deliver public comment at Monday's City Council meeting in support of creating non- congregate shelter spaces.