On Deadline for City and HUD Agreement, Senator Benjamin Opposes Federal NYCHA Takeover

For Planning Purposes Only

(New York, NY) – On the day of the deadline set for the City of New York and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to come to an acceptable agreement on the future of NYCHA, Community Voices Heard, tenant activist groups, labor unions and elected officials will hold a press conference on Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m. at 250 Broadway, Suite 1930 to demand that a HUD takeover does not occur.

Members of the legislature will also announce the sending of a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson explaining their reasoning against a federal receivership and how to move forward to protect NYCHA and its residents.

WHAT    Press Conference to Oppose HUD Threatened Take Over of NYCHA
WHEN    Thursday, January 31 | 11:00am (suggested arrival time: 10:30am)  
WHERE    250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 | Suite 1930
WHO        State Senator Brian A. Benjamin
& members of the State Legislature
                   US Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
                   City Councilwoman Alicka Ampry-Samuel
& members of the City Council
AFSCME District Council 37, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Akron Mobile Home Park Tenants Association, Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Churches United for Fair Housing, Community Service Society, Legal Aid Society, Metropolitan Council on Housing, New York Communities for Change, New York Democratic Socialists of America, New York Housing Conference, New York State Tenants and Neighbors, New York City Loft Tenants, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, Picture the Homeless, SEIU 32 BJ, Tenants PAC, Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance / Housing Justice for All.