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Velázquez to Host Roundtable Discussion on City's Housing Crisis


Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (shopping on Orchard Street)
Susan E. Graham

NEW YORK - Millions of New Yorkers are facing challenges in accessing safe, affordable housing today. With the recent changes in Congress, Representative Nydia M. Velázquez will host a roundtable discussion with local elected officials, scholars and policy experts on developing new priorities for dealing with New York's increasing housing problems.

As the state of New York prepares for a new Governor and changes in the legislature, lawmakers at the state and federal level are being presented with an opportunity to develop a new set of priorities that will put New York's housing needs at the forefront. Congresswoman Velázquez - New York's most senior Member serving on the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity - plans to lead the dialogue on creating new avenues to address this growing concern for New York residents

When: Monday, December 11, 2006, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: St. Francis College Callahan Center, 182 Remsen Street, Downtown Brooklyn (between Court and Clinton Streets)
Who: Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez joined by city, state and federal officials, Representatives from citywide housing organizations, Housing policy experts.

Susan E. Graham is Press Assistant to Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

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