Senator Montgomery to Bring Government and Neighborhood Resources to Homeowners & Homebuyers At Networking Expo NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark To Be Guest Speaker

Velmanette Montgomery

April 17, 2007


Senator Montgomery to Bring Government and Neighborhood
Resources to Homeowners & Homebuyers at Networking Expo
NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark to be Guest Speaker

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Wayside Manor
1720-26 Broadway
(Between Rockaway Avenue and Chauncey Street)
Brooklyn, New York


NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery

(D-Brooklyn) and NYC Council Member Darlene Mealy (D-Brooklyn) will bring government to the people at their networking expo for homeowners and homebuyers complete with information presented by more than 20 City agencies and neighborhood-based organizations.

From finding out about low-interest loans/refinancing options to foreclosure prevention to community gardening and more, expo goers will have a one-stop-shopping opportunity to meet, greet and learn from resource providers that can help them make informed decisions about their future as homeowners. The event is free-of-charge.

NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark will kick-off the networking expo
-- Pathways to Homeowner Empowerment -- with a talk about the STAR program as well as real property taxes and assessments.

The Commissioner’s presentation will be followed by a tabling event, featuring representatives of city agencies and community-based organizations distributing information and responding to questions. The exhibitors include:

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Community Development; NYC Department of Buildings; NYC Department of Health; NYC Department of Environmental Protection; NYC Department of Aging; Brooklyn Queens Land Trust; Bedford Stuyvesant Legal Services; South Brooklyn Legal Services; Citizens Committee of NYC; Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation; Bridge Street Development Corporation; NHS of Bedford Stuyvesant; Community Board #16; Pratt Area Community Council; Neighbors Helping Neighbors; Habitat for Humanity; 81st Police Precinct; Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration; Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Association and Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project.

Event Co-Sponsors: NYC Council Member Darlene Mealy, Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford Stuyvesant, Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation, Bridge Street Development Corporation and Community Board 16.

For more information, please call Senator Montgomery’s office at 718-643-6140.