Lack of safe, affordable, quality housing is a national issue. In Yonkers, the types of housing, responsibilities of the developers, and political terms can be very confusing for the average resident. For example, what is affordable vs low-income housing? How does Westchester’s median income affect our laws? What’s transit-oriented development? To address these issues, local Yonkers resident and community organizer Christine Peters, LCSW, BCBA has partnered with The Yonkers Ledger–a non-partisan, not-for-profit news source–to present an event called, “There’s No Place Like Home: Panel discussion on housing in Yonkers.”
The goal of this panel discussion is to break-down and analyze the systems of housing in Yonkers. Therefore, we will review what exists today and what we will need as our beautiful city on the Hudson grows into tomorrow. Through this open discussion we will define language, sources of funding, the role of government, and ultimately find out what we can all do to move from this discussion into real-world problem solving.
Come join us for an educational evening with your neighbors and the professionals who are authorities on these topics. We will be host to leaders familiar with the City of Yonkers, its housing systems, and potential improvements. Together, we can all be better informed citizens and advocates through this shared dialogue.
The event will be moderated by Nicole Benjamin, JD, LMSW and discussion panelists include:
- Samantha Valencia, AVP of Property & Asset Management WESTHAB
- Joe Shulinder, former Assistant HUD Secretary and Director of MHACY
- Mark Weingarten, Partner & Land Use Attorney DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP
This event is free and open to the public. Live translation into Spanish will be provided for residents requiring the service.