Monday, June 24, 2024

Challenger running for City Council for the first time

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Background: Case manager and street worker for the Margaret Fuller House | Focuses: Expanding opportunities for Cambridge youth and affordable housing options and developing entrepreneurship programs


Q&A

Compiled by Matt Rocha

Pierre is a social worker who has worked at Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership and as a housing specialist and at Boston Medical Center as a care coordinator for the elderly. As a lifelong Cambridge resident, he has been involved in the city from a young age, having worked in all five of the city’s youth centers.

Housing: “There are a lot of people having big families, and in Cambridge, it’s very hard for a big family to find housing. We need more three- or four-bedroom homes. It’s mind-boggling for me to see how we’re treating the youth and elderly; in Europe, there’s a program that houses students and the elderly together. On many fronts, I think that could be helpful.”

Climate policy: “I’m trying to do anything for the people as soon as possible. I don’t believe we should wait for the effects of climate change to be on our doorsteps to actually move fast.”

Road infrastructure: “People are not getting information at a proper time or in the right manner – so they’re left out when these things are being passed, and then it’s too late to do anything about it.”

Pet project: Pierre would like to build a state-of-the-art facility for the elderly in Cambridge.