Burhan Azeem is an MIT graduate whose immigrant childhood was shaped by fear of eviction, driving his commitment to ensuring housing security for all. Since his close run in the 2019 Cambridge City Council election, Burhan has been on the board of A Better Cambridge and started the nonprofit Abundant Housing MA to address our regional housing crisis, all while growing a COVID care startup from six to hundreds as an early employee.
Born in Multan, Pakistan, Burhan immigrated to the United States when he was four years old. He grew up on food stamps and Medicaid. He was lucky enough to get a full scholarship to MIT, where he studied sustainable energy. Serving as an EMT in Cambridge, he has helped residents at their most vulnerable.
Burhan is focused on issues of housing affordability, public safety, the climate, and universal pre-k.
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