Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation: A Roundtable Discussion
Presented by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Historic Districts Council, & The New School Center for New York City Affairs
The affordable housing crisis in New York has impacted the entire city. As activists concerned with maintaining and nourishing New York City’s diverse neighborhoods, we ask you to join us in taking back this important public conversation about affordable housing and neighborhood preservation from the real estate lobbyists. We’ll look at what the true obstacles are to affordability in New York City, and what the real relationship is between preservation and affordability, hearing from experts on the subject in government, advocacy, housing creation, and academia.
Panelists include: Hon. Gale Brewer; Manhattan Borough President; Councilmember Rosie Mendez, former Chair of the NYC Council Public Housing Committee; Harvey 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 panel will be moderated by Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
Tuesday, September 16
The entire program will be broadcast live on the web — you’ll be able to watch it here. So even if you can’t make it, you can be part of the conversation. And you’ll even be able to tweet in questions to the panelists — just send them to @gvshp, using the hashtag #AffHsngPrez. And like all GVSHP programs, it will be video recorded and available to watch after on our YouTube page.