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Tenants’ Conference on Saturday!

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September 25, 2008 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

A final reminder: the 4th Annual West Side Tenants’ Conference is this Saturday, September 27th, at Fordham Law School.

Mayor Bloomberg’s housing commissioner, Shaun Donovan, will deliver the keynote address in the morning—and we recommend showing up on time to take advantage of our complimentary breakfast!

The conference is from 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday at Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam).

After the keynote address, we will hold workshops on more than a dozen issues that affect New York City tenants.

And please RSVP to Ivette at inunez@hcc-nyc.org or 212-541-5996 x24 if you can attend.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

10AM – 10:30AM REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST

10:30 AM WELCOME

Ivette Nuñez – Housing Conservation Coordinators

John Raskin – Housing Conservation Coordinators

Scott Stringer – Manhattan Borough President

Christine C. Quinn- City Council Speaker

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Shaun Donovan- HPD COMMISSIONER

11AM – 12:30AM MORNING WORKSHOPS


Section 8 Basics

MFY Legal Service- Christopher Schwartz Esq.

MFY Legal Services- CJ Masimore-Esq.

MFY Legal Services- Aapta Garg-Esq.


Housing Benefits: Options for seniors

Linda Rosenthal – Assembly Member

Kevin Queen– New York Foundation for Senior Citizens

Ruth Ellen Simmonds –One Stop for Senior Services

Diane Lutwak –Brooklyn Legal Aid Office for the aging


How to get help paying arrears

Jennie Laurie – City Wide Task Force on Housing Court


Finding Affordable Housing: Advice for Tenants

Bennett Baumer – Housing Conservation Coordinators


Getting repairs done (in Spanish)

City Wide Task Force- Jessica Hurd


Update on Laws for Tenants

Legal Aid Society of New York Legal Aid – Ellen Davidson, Esq.

12:30PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH

1:30PM – 3PM AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS


Real Rent Reform Campaign

Assembly Member Richard Gottfried

Lucas Shapiro – Housing Conservation Coordinators

Ericka Stallings- New York City Immigration Coalition


How Housing Court Works

City Wide Task Force- Vincent Villano

City Wide Task Force – Mahkeddah Thompson


How to Get Repairs Done

Joe Catron- City Wide Task Force on Housing Court


Stopping Illegal Hotels

West side Sro Law Project- Yarrow William Cole

Housing Conservation Coordinators- John Raskin

West Side Neighborhood Alliance – Vivian Riffelmacher


Navigating DHCR: A Primer for Rent-Regulated Tenants

(With Spanish translation)

Colin Casey – Office of New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane

Jared Chausow – Office of New York State Senator Thomas k. Duane

Veronica Diaz – Division Housing Community Renewal (DHCR)

Jenny Laurie – Met Council on Housing


NYCHA- Budget and Maintenance Concerns

Gale Brewer – City Council Member


How to Make Your Tenants’ Association More Effective

Housing Conservation Coordinators- Bob Kalin

3PM – 4PM WRAP UP

Next Steps For the Housing Movement

John Raskin – Housing Conservation Coordinators

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