Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Get Mayoral Candidates to Address Housing & Homelessness


Mayoral Candidates 2013 so far
In 2013, there will be Municipal elections for: Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents and City Council members.  With this as a backdrop, housing, tenant and homeless advocates from a number of organizations have developed a comprehensive set of “policy platforms” to urge candidates to address in their campaigns and to enact if so elected.  Some of the coalitions involve include “United to End Homelessness,” “Our City, Our Homes” and “Housing First.”


Save the Dates: Launch events are now set for each coalition effort. United to End Homelessness (UEH) will have a press conf on Tues Apr 9, 1pm at City Hall and Our City, Our Homes (OCOH) will have a kick-off convention-style meeting on Thu Apr 18, 7pm at Local 1199, 310 W43rd St.  See attached flyer for links and more information.



Also for NYCHA residents and allies, CSS and Teamsters are hosting a Mayoral forum, see following.

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The 2013 mayoral election presents voters with a critical decision about our city’s future. What is the next mayor's vision for The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)home to 600,000 New Yorkers? Join us to hear from the candidates at a mayoral forum focused exclusively on the issues affecting the future of public housing and its residents.

Saturday, April 20, 2013
  10:30 am
Salvation Army Centennial Memorial Chapel
120 West 14th Street
New York, N.Y. 10011

Moderated by Michael Powell, The New York Times

Please register online or call 212-614-5365

Have a question for the candidates?  Let us know on twitter: #race4mayor