What is Affordable Housing and Who is it For? - Shared screen with speaker view
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Marisa Rodriguez, Brooklyn NY, P2SF'09
Casey, in Brooklyn, NUS17, and I also work for Bike & Build
Hiiiii- Marie from Portland, know Erik from middle school
Lily from Philly. I work for B&B! SC2SC'15 + DW'17
Hi! Amber Schneider, Moscow, ID SUS '17
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as students we pay about 200% of monthly income for rent to our landlords
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I know in SF they use a percentage of median income to determine the ‘affordable’ part…but median rent there is crazy!!
so the affordable housing isn’t affordable
in NM there are a lot of campaigns for affordable housing, we have a new initiative for a tiny home village in one of the poorest neighborhoods of ABQ
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Beth & Marie––same in NYC re: AMI, they also incorporate surrounding areas which tend to be wealthier
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Question: Are there any mixed income housing communities in NYC?
For public housing, is a voucher system a better approach?
Mine wasn't a question more of an observation. I knew a guy who was in construction and was building affordable housing units in Boston. he made a number of comments about how he thought it was ridiculous or surprising that the people living in said units had nice TV's and cars. Which in my mind was fairly narrow minded and speaks to how society tends to view affordable housing as for folks who are, generally POCs who can't afford anything at all, and would "be on the street" if they weren't given affordable housing. at least that's kind of the view he presented...that these folks were cheating the system because they were in AH units but still had a car / tv.
When you say "major" are you including growing cities? Like Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, etc?
Ivan can you read it outloud?
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can you speak to the physical architecture (specifically in NYC) that comes with mixed-income buildings that reinforce NIMBYism and separation?
I would love to hear your thoughts on rent ceilings
not in my back yard
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Something I have learned about is referred to as "poor doors"
what is the name of the show?
Show me a hero!
does Brooklyn legal services partner with other orgs that deal w affordable housing? and as the director of tenant rights in a legal consulting context, do you have any observations from your job's perspective on trends/patterns/systemic pinch points that maybe those other partnered/served affordable housing orgs have learned from to incorporate in their procedures to help those tenants who face legal discrimination?
The Show I mentioned is called “Show Me A Hero” it’s an HBO miniseries. Three episodes, 2 hrs each. Does a great job touching on Affordable Housing from all aspects.
It is now illegal
Here's the article on extell https://nypost.com/2016/01/17/poor-door-tenants-reveal-luxury-towers-financial-apartheid/
Now the city requires affordable apts to be distributed both horizontally and vertically through the building
I see, thanks!
Can you speak to how COVID is impacting/will impact affordable housing? How can we all work as advocates and allies to tenants who are threatened by eviction?
I can't unmute myself again, but thinking about COVID and the outcome that this may have for folks could be just a general better basic understanding of what it means to be rent burdened
Hasan minhaj has a Patriot Act episode that touches on housing during COVID and the second wave of evictions once the courts close
Its on Netflix!
I have to hop off. but thank you all for sharing tonight!
Same here - this was wonderful, thank you Cathy and Ivan!
Thank you all!
great info and perspectives
Thank you thank you, this was wonderful. Much appreciated.
Thank you Cathy and Ivan, y'all are awesome!
Thank you all for joining us!