Panel: Building Affordable Housing on NYCHA Land

Join the New York Housing Conference for a policy symposium on affordable housing strategies to help preserve public housing. RPA’s Director of Community Planning and Design Moses Gates will moderate a panel discussing NYCHA’s NextGen Neighborhoods project and the debate surrounding building affordable housing on NYCHA land. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Full Symposium: 8AM – 11 AM
Location: CUNY Grad Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

8:00-8:30am: Breakfast & Registration

8:30-9:00am: The Future of Public Housing- Policymakers discuss the future of public housing in New York City.
• Errol Louis, Political Anchor, NY1 News and host of “Inside City Hall (Moderator)
• Holly Leicht, Regional Administrator, U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
• Shola Olatoye, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Housing Authority
• Ritchie Torres, New York City Councilmember, District 15

9:00-10:00am: RAD Program in NYC and Beyond – Experts from NYC & Baltimore discuss RAD’s potential and pitfalls
• Alex Schwartz, Professor of Urban Policy, The New School (Moderator)
• Vic Bach, Senior Housing Policy Analyst, Community Service Society
• Wallace Craig, Tenant Council President, Lakeview Towers (Baltimore)
• Paul Graziano, Executive Director, Baltimore Housing
• Lolita Miller, Treasurer, Ocean Bay (Bayside) Tenant Association
• Cathy Pennington, Executive Vice President for Leased Housing, NYCHA

10:00-11:00: Building Affordable Housing on NYCHA Land– Progress on NextGen Neighborhoods and community engagement
• Moses Gates, Director of Community Planning and Design, Regional Plan Association (Moderator)
• Miguel Acevedo, Resident Leader, Fulton Houses, NYCHA
• Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee
• Nicole Ferreira, Vice President of Development, NYCHA
• Patrick Lee, Principal, Trinity Financial


Photo Credit: Charley Lhasa/ Flickr


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