Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary of Housing & Community Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being honored by Community Teamwork for his leadership in housing. From his work as the former Executive Director of CHAPA to his current position, Gornstein has successfully increased Rental Vouchers that assist very low income people in affording decent, safe housing. His efforts to increase production of new affordable housing and his support of programs that offer jobs and housing are truly helping people move forward.
Gornstein of Newton, is one of five being honored as a 2014 Bridge Builder at Community Teamwork’s Celebrate Bridges to Independence event on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
“I’m honored to receive this award from Community Teamwork,” said Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary for the Department of Housing and Community Development. “CTI has been a great partner for the Patrick Administration by consistently provided high quality services to low-income families in the Merrimack Valley. I look forward to their continued success.”
For 49 years, Community Teamwork has provided support for families in need, promoted economic self-sufficiency for all, and fostered a stronger community by partnering with others to expand opportunities for economic growth.
“Our Bridges to Independence event honors exceptional community leaders for the work they do to build bridges in our community,” said Karen Frederick, Executive Director, Community Teamwork, Inc. “He is truly making a difference in the homeless shelter system for the Commonwealth, creating more beds and offering opportunities and alternatives to help families move out of shelter/motels or to prevent them from having to enter the homeless programs.”
Community Teamwork’s Celebrates Bridges to Independence event will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street in Lowell. Tickets are $75 each. For more information or to order tickets visit www.commteam.org or call 978-654-5766.
About Community Teamwork, Inc.
Community Teamwork was established in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty and the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Today, Community Teamwork’s mission is much the same as it was in 1965, but our strategies and programs have developed and grown in response to changing community needs. As Greater Lowell's Community Action Agency, we are a catalyst for social change. We strengthen communities and reduce poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education, and economic opportunities. For more information visit: www.commteam.org.