On October 14th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention held in March. The discussion focused on Public Housing, Rent Regulations, Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights, Public Assistance and Social Services, Disability Access, Senior Citizens’ Concerns and Health and Health Care.
The call was the fourth and final call in a series of community convention update calls, all of which were open to the public.
Hundreds of residents who live in public housing throughout the city were expected to converge at City Hall on Thursday morning Nov. 12, along with politicians and organizers, to demand that Governor Paterson include ample funding for the New York City Housing Authority in the budget due for release in December.
Public housing advocates and elected officials rallied on the City Hall steps for more than a half hour this morning, demanding the city and state give more money to the New York City Housing Authority.
On Thursday, November 12th, I released a letter with Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, GOLES and more than 80 elected officials and community organizations, asking Governor Paterson to fully fund NYCHA housing in his budget proposal for next year. More than 80 elected officials and community organizations have joined our SOUND Housing Campaign for full funding for NYCHA. Would you like to join? Please contact Rosemarie Diaz in my office at 212-298-5565 or email@example.com.