Affordable Housing and Preservation Roundtable September 16

In recent months, the real estate lobby has tried to attack and undermine landmarking and preservation, claiming it runs counter to efforts to address New York City’s housing affordability crisis. Ironically, these claims come from the exact group which has lobbied heavily for many of the policies which have contributed most profoundly to our city’s affordability problems.

Join GVSHP, the Historic Districts Council, and the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs for a roundtable discussion aimed at taking back the dialogue about affordable housing from the self-interested real estate lobby. We’ll hear directly from advocates and government officials about the obstacles to affordability in New York City, and the real relationships between affordability and preservation.
Panelists include Manhattan Borough President Gale BrewerHarvey Epstein, Project Director of the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center and NYC Rent Guidelines Board Member; Nadine Maleh, Director of the Inspiring Places program at Community Solutions; and Rachel Meltzer, Assistant Professor of Urban Policy at The New School. The discussion will be moderated by GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman.

The program takes place on Tuesday, September 16th from 6 to 8 pm at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at Arnhold Hall, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, rm. I202. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required. Click here for more information and a list of co-sponsoring groups, and here to register.

September 3, 2014