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**ADVISORY**

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS TO HOLD OVERSIGHT HEARING ON VACANT PROPERTIES ACROSS NEW YORK CITY

BROOKLYN, NY: Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader and chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings, will preside over an oversight hearing, “Vacant Properties in New York City: How Many Are There and What is the City Doing About Them,” in order to discover the city’s existing strategy for increasing the availability of income-targeted housing for those who need it, and to discover new strategies for their development/preservation.

Council Member Williams strongly believes that, to address the crisis of affordability in housing, the city cannot build its way out of the problem; instead, the city must develop creative and practical solutions to helping low and middle income families afford a basic human right: safe, affordable shelter.

WHO: 

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Members of the Committee on Housing and Buildings:

  • Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Committee Chair
  • Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
  • Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
  • Council Member Karen Koslowitz
  • Council Member Mark Levine
  • Council Member Rosie Mendez
  • Council Member Antonio Reynoso
  • Council Member Ydanis A. Rodriguez
  • Council Member Helen K. Rosenthal
  • Council Member Ritchie J. Torres
  • Council Member Eric A. Ulrich

Partial List of Invited Organizations: 

  • NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Mayor’s Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Urban Justice Center
  • Rent Stabilization Association
  • Urban Homesteading Assistance Board 
  • Citizens Housing and Planning Council
  • UJA – Federation of New York
  • Tenants and Neighbors
  • Metropolitan Council on Housing
  • Picture the Homeless
  • Small Property Owners of New York
  • Cooperative Village
  • Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums
  • Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Inc.
  • Fair Housing Justice Center
  • Queens and Bronx Building Association
  • Community Board Representatives from all five boroughs.

WHAT: Committee on Housing and Buildings: Oversight Hearing on Vacant Properties Across the City of New York.

WHERE: Council Chambers, City Hall

WHEN: Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 1 PM.

CONTACT: Nick E. Smith, nsmith@council.nyc.gov, or 917-608-8784.

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter @HHSYC)