#BHeard Town Hall: Evictions & Foreclosures
In the wake of unprecedented job loss and financial hardship, recent proposed tenant protections in the New York State legislature would seem to be an ethical and supportive policy initiative. However, opponents feel this approach burdens small mom & pop homeowners with the same travails it aims to prevent for renters. Potentially forcing these homeowners into foreclosure and at risk of losing the hard-fought generational wealth historically denied to their communities. Does the loss of generational wealth create a cycle of poverty that makes tenant protections essential OR are tenant protections a necessary pathway toward building generational wealth?
In this Town Hall, we’ll examine the societal benefits of progressive prescriptions for tenant protections and if the proposed solutions can bring us closer to collective housing security and economic justice.
“Evictions & Foreclosures” panelists include:
- Judith Goldiner, Attorney-In-Charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society
- Leah Goodridge, NYC Planning Commissioner & Managing Attorney for Housing Policy at Mobilization for Justice
- Jay Martin, Executive Director of Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
- Paul Muhammad, Homeowner/ Community Activist
- Matthew P. Murphy, Executive Director/NYU Furman Center
- Stefani Zinerman, NYS Assemblymember, AD 56
The Town Hall will be moderated by Brian Vines.