The Preservation and Future of Affordable Housing in the Village

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Thursday December 13

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Westbeth Community Room
55 Bethune Street, Courtyard

The Mitchell Lama housing program was launched in 1955, to address the needs of New Yorkers for middle and low income housing. In 1970, the Westbeth complex opened as the largest in the world of its type of community housing, with a waiting list so long that it closed applications in 2007 and has yet to re-open them. The preservation of these initiatives is ongoing and crucial, and has been taken up by organizations like the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), which is building community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers through research, advocacy, and grassroots organizing. 

We will delve into these histories and futures, movements and battles with historians and Professors Jeffrey Lee Trask (Westbeth) and Nicholas Bloom (Mitchell Lama), ANHD Executive Director Benjamin Dulchin, and moderator Karen Kubey, co-founder of the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter and New Housing New York, and was the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture.
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