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Thu 02.04.2016

Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Communities

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Where: Offsite Public Program   

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue

Investment in affordable housing was a key driver in reversing the decline of NYC neighborhoods facing abandonment in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, those same places are facing a very different set of challenges, including rapid demographic change and upward pressure on rents, along with stubborn pockets of concentrated poverty. Join a diverse panel of city officials, developers, and community advocates to discuss the opportunities that affordable housing can bring to our neighborhoods, and our responsibilities to build more equitable neighborhoods through zoning and economic development, community engagement, and tenants’ rights. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy.

Speakers:
 
Colvin W. Grannum, President of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
Daniel Hernandez, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, NYC Housing Preservation and Development
Brad Lander, Council Member, 39th District
Kellie Terry, Program Officer, Sustainable Environments, Surdna Foundation
Sam Marks (moderator), Executive Director, LISC New York City

Co-sponsored by: Citizens' Housing and Planning Council and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing

Free for AIANY Members: Register here

Non-Members: $16

Students/Seniors: $12

Event website: http://www.mcny.org/event/affordable-housing-and-communities

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