12/13/11 Workshop: Preserving Affordable Housing — Brooklynian

12/13/11 Workshop: Preserving Affordable Housing


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

8:30 - 10:30 am

Theresa Lang Community & Student Center

55 West 13th St. (between 5th & 6th avenues), 2nd floor

Landlords & Tenants: Preserving Affordable Housing in New York

The Center for New York City Affairs presents the second in a 2011/2012 series on the politics of housing and development in NYC.

Affordable housing is a hot topic in these difficult economic times, yet by some accounts, housing conditions for low-income New Yorkers are in decline. Many affordable apartment buildings, some purchased and rehabilitated using government subsidies, are in poor condition, and as apartments deteriorate and collect code violations, tenants fend for themselves. Many landlords say they are consumed by complicated regulation enforcement and Section 8 rent subsidy bureaucracy. Is the city doing all it can to maintain and preserve existing affordable housing in New York? Should we strengthen policy to better ensure stable, safe, clean and quality housing for years to come?

Opening Remarks from:

Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate

Followed by a Conversation with:

Douglas Apple, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Dina Levy, Director of Organizing and Policy, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board

Harold Shultz, Senior Fellow, Citizens Housing & Planning Council

Joseph Strasburg, President, Rent Stabilization Association

Gabriel Pendas, Community Organizer, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition

Moderated by Daniel Massey, Reporter, Crain's New York Business

Admission is free but you must reserve a seat. Please email centernyc@newschool.edu to RSVP.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Edison Properties. Additional funding provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.

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