City Limits rounds up the latest housing and land use-related events, public hearings and upcoming affordable housing lotteries that are ending soon.
Welcome to City Limits’ NYC Housing Calendar, a weekly feature where we round up the latest housing and land use-related events and hearings, as well as upcoming affordable housing lotteries that are ending soon. If you know of an event we should include in next week’s calendar, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upcoming Housing and Land Use-Related Events:
- Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m.: Members of New Settlement’s tenant organizing project, Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition and elected officials will rally outside Bronx Housing Court at 1118 Grand Concourse to protest the erosion of New York City’s right to counsel law. The groups demand that the Office of Court Administration issue an administrative order mandating that only cases where tenants with an attorney can move forward.
- Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.: The University Neighborhood Housing Program hosts its Bronx Views Zoom Webinar to highlight the energy-saving renovations in community-based housing, discuss emerging trends in multifamily conditions and share the stories of the people who work and organize in The Bronx. Learn more and register here.
- Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.: The Thayer Street Tenant Association will rally outside their building at 78-86 Thayer St. in Manhattan to demand repairs, re-regulation and an end to apartment warehousing. Tenants are preparing to file a lawsuit against their landlord who they say is warehousing more than half of the units and doing illegal construction after hiking rents by 100 percent. The event is facilitated by the Met Council on Housing. Learn more and RSVP here.
- Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Brownsville Partnership, Citizens Housing & Planning Council and NYU’s Schack Institute for Real Estate host a discussion on the power of resident decision-making in housing management. The event takes place on the fourth floor of the Woolworth Building at 15 Barclay Street in Manhattan. Learn more and register here.
- Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.: The City Council’s Public Housing Committee holds an oversight hearing on NYCHA contracting and hiring. More information here.
- Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.: VOCAL-NY holds its annual gala at Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. Learn more and buy tickets here.
- Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.: The City Planning Commission votes on numerous land use applications, including the Innovation QNS rezoning plan. More information here.
- Thursday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s New York Regional Office will host a virtual webinar to educate the public as well as faith-based and non-profit organizations about fair housing programs. HUD staff will discuss fair housing laws, how to file a complaint and resources for victims of disasters and emergencies. The event will take place over Microsoft Teams. Register and find out more information here.
NYC Affordable Housing Lotteries Ending Soon:
- 4623 5th Avenue Apartments in Brooklyn, for households earning $85,715 to $187,330
- 1101 President Street Apartments in Brooklyn, for households earning $18,515 to $99,300
- 227 West Street and 27 Eagle Street in Brooklyn, for households $51,840 to $206,875
- 22 Chapel Street Apartments in Brooklyn, for households earning $79,098 to $215,150
- 855 East 167th Street in The Bronx, for households earning $66,858 to $187,330