#BHeard Town Hall: Evictions & Foreclosures
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
Evictions & Foreclosures: The Impact of Housing Insecurity | A #BHeard Town Hall
Doors: 6:30PM/Start: 7:00PM
Venue: BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn
In the wake of unprecedented job loss and financial hardship, recent proposed tenant protections in the New York State legislature would seem to be an ethical and supportive policy initiative. However, opponents feel this approach burdens small mom & pop homeowners with the same travails it aims to prevent for renters. Potentially forcing these homeowners into foreclosure and at risk of losing the hard-fought generational wealth historically denied to their communities. Does the loss of generational wealth create a cycle of poverty that makes tenant protections essential OR are tenant protections a necessary pathway toward building generational wealth?
In this Town Hall, we’ll examine the societal benefits of progressive prescriptions for tenant protections and if the proposed solutions can bring us closer to collective housing security and economic justice.
“Evictions & Foreclosures” panelists include:
Judith Goldiner, Attorney-In-Charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society
Leah Goodridge, NYC Planning Commissioner & Managing Attorney for Housing Policy at Mobilization for Justice
Jay Martin, Executive Director of Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
Paul Muhammad, Homeowner/ Community Activist
Matthew P. Murphy, Executive Director/NYU Furman Center
Stefani Zinerman, NYS Assemblymember, AD 56
The Town Hall will be moderated by Brian Vines.
*RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Entry is first come first served, but RSVPs help you stay up-to-date on show information. *
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