ANTI BULLYING LEGISLATION
In August 2016, Governor Baker called for the creation of a special commission to examine the severity of bullying and harassment of elderly or disabled public housing residents. The first investigation, by any state, the 19 member commission was also sanctioned recommend legal means for the state of Massachusetts to protect such tenants.
The commission included members of the state House and Senate, state agency representatives from Health & Human Services, Attorney General, Department of Housing and Community Development, and Department of Mental Health and building management and tenant affiliated groups, including MAHT.
In 2017, public hearings were held on the public housing bullying and harassment issue resulting in legislation being filed on Beacon Hill that is still pending before the legislature.
Contact the Stop Bullying Coalition for a more information.