The New York City Housing Authority is in dire financial straits. Although the state recently increased its rent subsidy, it will barely make a dent in the $225 million annual shortfall and renewed federal investment is nowhere on the horizon. A roundtable discussion with key stakeholders to determine what can be done to rescue public housing—the city’s primary source of affordable housing, and home to more than 400,000 New Yorkers.
Speakers: Douglas Apple, General Manager, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Aixa Alemán-Díaz, Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Congress Member Nydia M. Velázquez Hon. Rosie Mendez, New York City Council Member Sean E. Moss, Director, NY/NJ Regional Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Joseph Shuldiner, Executive Director, City of Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority, and former General Manager, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Julia Vitullo-Martin, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, and Director, Center for Rethinking Development Hon. Keith Wright, New York State Assembly Member
Moderator: Errol Louis, Columnist and Editorial Board Member, New York Daily News
Supported by the Milano Foundation.