Affordable Housing: What About The Future? A Symposium

August 25, 2015

east-harlem1For over a century New York City from Harlem to Hollis, the most expensive city in the nation, has also been a leading provider of affordable housing and a laboratory for innovative housing initiatives.

In fact, more than 2,000,000 New Yorkers have market rate protection of some kind for their housing — an estimated total that approaches the size of the population of Houston. Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Planseeks to add or preserve 200,000 units. How, in the broadest terms, can New York City’s century old legacy of affordable housing be sustained? What will tomorrow’s solutions be and who will fund them? This symposium will bring together housing advocates, developers, community leaders, and city officials. They will discuss how to embrace subsidized housing as a way to achieve diversity and neighborhood stability, and, not least, as a critical investment in the city’s workforce into the 21st century. “Affordable Housing: What about the Future?” is the kick-off symposium of our upcoming exhibition Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy.

Barney Frank, Former Congressman, D-MA
John Banks, President, The Real Estate Board of New York
Rafael E. Cestero, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Community Preservation Corporation
Ron Moelis, CEO and Chairman of L+M Development Partners Inc.
Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Acquisitions, Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC
Ismene Speliotis, Executive Director, Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY)
Saky Yakas, AIA, Partner, SLCE Architects
Sam Roberts (moderator), New York Times Urban Affairs Correspondent
Additional speakers to be determined.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
5:30 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine

5:30–7:00 pm: Symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street)
7:00–9:00 pm: Opening Reception at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street).

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Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10029.

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