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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Housing Conference

Council member Helen Foster is hosting a housing conference tonight at South Bronx Jobs Corp., at 1771 Andrews Ave., from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The theme is "Tenant Education: Gentrification and Affordability." All are welcome. Registration and dinner will be followed by two panels.

Panel 1: Gentrification

*Private Equity - Diego Gerana Quinones, CASA
*Vacancy Decontrol - Joya Colon, Housing Here & Now
*Mitchell-Lama Issues - Lenora Nelson, Mitchell-Lama Residents Coalition
*Sub-Prime & Foreclosures - Oscar Morillo, Neighborhood Housing Services

Panel 2: Affordabailty

*Housing Court - Jessica Hurd, Bronx Task Force on Housing Court
*Homelessness - Robert Robinson, Picture the Homeless
*Section 8 - Kate Johnston, Tenants & Neighbors
*Public Housing - Joanne Smitherman, South Bronx Council of Association Presidents

For more information, call Foster's district office at (718) 588-7500.


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