April 23 – Affordable Housing in Peril

Affordable Housing in Peril:
Will Albany Renew Expiring Rent Regs?

Thursday, April 23
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Columbus Avenue and 88th Street
Monthly Meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Panel Discussion at 8:00 PM

Nominations for CFD candidates for Delegates and Alternates in the 67th and 69th Assembly Districts to the 2015 Judicial Convention

The laws establishing ‘Rent Regs’ (Rent Stabilization and Rent Control) will expire this June. And although the affected apartments are in New York City, the state legislature holds the reins on this issue.

Come hear Sue Susman, affordable housing advocate, and Ellen Davidson, a Legal Aid attorney working on the new legislation, discuss the history, current status and outlook for ‘rent regs.’ Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal will provide an up-to-the-minute report on the proceedings in Albany, including the progress of her bill to move certain de-regulated units back into regulated status. And a report on a meeting convened to coordinate community advocacy in support of rent regs will jump-start a conversation on the big question: What Can We Do?!

Be heard! Bring your questions and comments!

Please download the meeting flier to forward to your friends, post in your building and share on local bulletin boards

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of March 2014 Minutes
3. President’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Rent Regulations Panel Discussion: Sue Susman, Ellen Davidson, Bob Amsterdam, Arlene Karole
6. Rent Regulation Update by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal
7. Nominations for Judicial Delegates and Alternates
8. Elected and Party Official Reports
9. New Business
10. Adjourn

I’m A Solution

A wonderful campaign launched by CFD’s own Jason Clark. I encourage everyone to participate:

In the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City and I, have been trying to identify ways to turn these unfortunate tragedies into something positive. Therefore, we have kicked off a social media campaign called “I am A Solution,” aimed at getting as many people as possible to make short videos with their phones, identifying one idea for improving relationships between police officers and minority communities. Then, participants are being asked to share their videos on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #IamASolution. Once it’s over, we are going to include the ideas recommended in a written report of possible solutions that will go to the NYC Mayor’s Office and other local officials. We’re also giving away a set of “Beats by Dre” Headphones to our favorite “I am a Solution” video, which will be a video that can be characterized as positive, innovative and inspirational. The campaign will continue at least until the end of April 2015.

The “I am A Solution” Campaign is about forging a new age of civic activism that informs, inspires, and mobilizes our community. To learn more, and see some of the videos that have already been submitted by visiting the I am A Solution Facebook page. Become a solution!