CTA has been organizing around and involved in legal disputes against David Zak an attorney based in Revere, MA who used discriminatory practices to take thousands of dollars from immigrant homeowners in exchange for promises of loan modifications and foreclosure prevention. He never followed through with his promises of help and legal representation. CTA organized the affected homeowners and with the pro bono legal assistance of Greater Boston Legal Services, brought a case to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. The MCAD found Zak guilty of discriminating against 17 Latino homeowners by targeting them with predatory ads for modifying mortgages. He will pay $233,600 in restitution and fines to the victims. This was a significant victory for CTA, the Chelsea Collaborative and immigrant homeowners everywhere!
Members of the community selected names of youth to be interviewed for a limited number of summer jobs through the Chelsea Collaborative. To see if you have been chosen during the lottery, please click here: /sites/default/files/pulled_lottery_names_2015.pdf. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, April 21st. Please call the Collaborative for more information.
The YOUTH PASS is finally here!! After a VERY LONG campaign, the youth pass pilot is finally a reality. Youth in Chelsea will finally have AFFORDABLE PUBLIC TRANSIT! From a regular $75 unlimited monthly charlie card, the youth pass is only $26/month or $7/week for youth between 12-21 years old (with some restrictions)! TO APPLY, CLICK HERE /sites/default/files/youth_pass_paper_application.pdf Application deadline is April 30 and the pilot begins July 1, 2015. Completed applications should be dropped off at the Chelsea Collaborative. LETS GET ALL OF OUR CHELSEA YOUTH SIGNED UP!!