Healthy food or prescription medications? Transit fare or school supplies? Those are the choices families are forced to make when the cost of rent and utilities add up to half of their income. If we're committed to building a strong middle class we must demand safe, quality housing that's affordable to families in all tax brackets.
The office air conditioning had not been working on my prior visit to Kehilla Residential Programme during a sweltering August week. Tenants come and go right by Lisa Lipowitz's door. So the three Kehilla employees with offices in this building literally live and breathe their work. The organization has lofty goals for a skeleton staff in a small space.