Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Communities
Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 pm

This event is sold out!

Investment in affordable housing was a key driver in reversing the trend of neighborhood abandonment in the 1970s and 80s. Today, however, affordable housing developments face many challenges, including rapid demographic changes, upward pressure on rents, and areas of consistent, concentrated poverty. Join a diverse panel of city officials, developers, and community advocates to discuss the opportunities that affordable housing can bring to our neighborhoods, as well as the need to build more equitable neighborhoods through zoning, economic development, community engagement, and prioritization of tenants' rights. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy. This event is also part of the Museum's ongoing Activist New York program series.

Emilio Dorcely, President & CEO of Bridge Street Development Corporation
Daniel Hernandez
, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, NYC Housing Preservation and Development
Helen Rosenthal, City Council Member, 6th District
Kellie Terry, Program Officer, Sustainable Environments, Surdna Foundation
Sam Marks (moderator), Executive Director, LISC New York City

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow!

1.5 LU | HSW AIA CES will be offered for attending this event.


Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.

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This event is made possible thanks to the support of the Puffin Foundation.  



The event is co-sponsored by the Citizens' Housing and Planning Council and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, as well as the 29th Street AssociationAIANY | Center for ArchitectureAIANY | Housing CommitteeAsian Americans for Equality, the Barnard and Columbia Colleges' Architecture Department, Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, the Center for Planning and the Environment at Pratt, the Center for Urban Community Services, Churches United for Fair Housing, the Citizens Committee for New York CityColumbia University's SIPA Urban Policy ProgramCommon GroundCommunity Housing Innovations, The Community Preservation Corporation, the Community Service Society of New York, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Docomomo US, the Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Enterprise Community Partners, Eviction Intervention Services, the Fifth Avenue Committee, the Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, the Fordham University American Studies Department, Fordham University Urban Studies Department, the Gotham Center for New York City History, Habitat for Humanity - NYCHenry Street Settlement, the Housing Partnership Development Corporation, the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture | The Cooper Union, the Kips Bay Neighborhood AssociationLantern Community Services, L+M Development PartnersLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the Margert Community Corporation, the MBD Community Housing Corporation, Manhattan Community Board Six, the Municipal Art Society, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Mutual Housing Association of New York, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the New Destiny Housing Corporation, the New York Academy of Medicine, New York Cares, the Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford Stuyvesant, the Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, the Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, the Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Queens, the New York Academy of MedicineNYU Furman Center, NYU Institute of Fine ArtsNYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)Pratt Area Community Council, the Pratt Center for Community DevelopmentPolicyLink, the Queens Community House, Real Estate Board of New York, Redstone Equity PartnersRoosevelt Island Residents Association, SLCE ArchitectsSt Nicks Alliance, the Stryckers Bay Neighborhood Council, the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, the Sutton Area Community, the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen's Council, The Community Builders, Inc., The Community Preservation CorporationThe Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History at Columbia University, The Parodneck Foundation, University Settlement, UNH - United Neighborhood Houses, the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB), the Urban Planning Student Association at NYU Wagner, and the Waterside Tenants Association.