On Thursday, December 9, 2021, scores of residents from lower Manhattan neighborhoods attended a virtual public forum to ask questions and discuss affordability at 5 World Trade Center. The event was co-hosted by Senator Brian Kavanagh, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Manhattan Community Board 1. Several agencies, including the Port Authority, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Empire State Development Corporation, and the Division of Homes and Community Renewal, attended the forum to present their plan and take questions from the public. As of the date of the meeting, the proposal for the building contained 1,325 units, including 330 affordable units. The elected officials who were present, along with advocacy groups and hundreds of neighborhood residents, are united in pushing for an increase in the number of affordable units that the project will provide.