There will be a public forum, “Brooklyn Housing Matters: Tackling Affordability,” on Tuesday evening starting at 7:00 at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets. Panelists will be City Councilmember Stephen Levin; Caitlyn Brazill, VP of CAMBA, a Brooklyn multi-service nonprofit; and Aaron Koffman, Director of Affordable Housing for developer Hudson Companies. The discussion will be moderated by New York Public Radio urban policy reporter Cindy Rodriguez.
The forum will take on housing issues and policies that affect Brooklynites today:
· The definition of “affordability.” Who is it for?
· The housing needs and prospects of those who are evicted, foreclosed, displaced, unemployed, elderly or disabled.
· How to honor the character of neighborhoods marked for development.
· How to retain community cohesion while gentrification significantly alters the traditional resident profile.
This is a presentation of The Forum @ St. Ann’s. Admission is free, and all are invited.