Candidate Statement: Pam Shufro
I have been a Newtonville resident since 1976. At that time, I was a teacher and my husband worked in state government. With modest incomes, we managed to buy a “fixer upper” in Newtonville. Sad to say, that is no longer possible, as homes are currently unaffordable to people with middle-class incomes, let alone
those with less. While developers and some city officials have promised “affordability” and “diversity of housing options,” the result has been very little net gain in affordability, as teardowns displace residents who cannot afford rents of $3000 and $4000 (or more) per month. I will continue to advocate for housing
that welcomes residents of all income levels.
I am a founding board member of the Claflin/Cabot After School Program and a past PTO leader. Now a retired educator, I hold degrees from Columbia and Harvard Universities.