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Brooklyn Housing Matters: Tackling Affordability
Jun 24, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm| Free
A Public Forum on Housing Issues, Initiatives and Prospects.
Moderator: Cindy Rodriguez,WNYC – New York Public Radio Urban Policy reporter
Panelists: Councilmember Stephen Levin, District 33, Brooklyn
Caitlyn Brazill, VP of Strategic Partnerships of CAMBA, a Brooklyn multiservice nonprofit
Aaron Koffman, Director of Affordable Housing of the Hudson Companies, a private developer
The forum will take on housing issues and policies that affect Brooklynites today:
• The definition of “affordability.” Who is it for?
• The housing needs and prospects of those who are evicted, foreclosed, displaced, unemployed, elderly or disabled.
• How to honor the character of neighborhoods marked for development.
• How to retain community cohesion while gentrification significantly alters the traditional resident profile.
The event is part of a series by The Forum @ St. Ann’s, which seeks to engage the community in conversation about the arts, ideas and civic life. “Housing matters are on the minds of all Brooklyn residents. We are pleased to explore this urgent topic with guests who are asking the hard questions about the future of our beloved borough,” said the Rev. John E. Denaro, Rector of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church.