Affordable Housing: What about the Future?
A Symposium
Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine

For over a century New York, 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 Plan seeks 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.

Introductory Remarks
Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York
Hon. Alicia Glen, NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development

Opening Keynote
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 

Ticket Info

We are no longer selling ticket to this event online but you will be able to purchase them onsite, at the New York Academy of Medicine, before the event tonight.

Museum Members $20
Students/Seniors $25
General Admission $35
Price includes admission to the opening reception for Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy
1.5 LU AIA CES will be offered for attending this event.

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Opening Reception

Registration only required for members who do not plan to attend the Symposium.


5:30–7:30 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).



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, 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, Henry 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 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.