Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Picture the Homeless: What do you want done with vacant spaces in your community?

In January 2012, we issued a report, "Banking on Vacancy: Homelessness and Real Estate Speculation" documenting the outstanding amount of underutilized housing stock that is available in just a third of New York City! Our survey proves that there are enough vacant properties in just 20 community districts, a third of the city, to potentially house 199,981 people essentially clearing out the shelter system!

 We will be holding a series of Townhall meetings to discuss Bronx vacancy and to plan out what community members want done with vacant land found in their neighborhoods.

Tuesday June 12th
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Transfiguration Church
763 Prospect Ave
(Take 2 or 5 Train to Prospect Ave)
Bronx, NY 10455

Wednesday June 13th
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Sustainable South Bronx
1231 Lafayette Avenue, 4th Floor
(Take 6 Train to Hunts Point)
Bronx, NY 10474

Wednesday June 20th
4:30PM – 6:30PM
Melrose Library
910 Morris Avenue (at E. 162nd St.)
(Take 4 or D Train to 161st Street)
Bronx, NY 10451

Monday,June 25h
4:30PM – 6:30PM
Highbridge Library
78 West 168th Street (at Woodycrest Ave.)
(Take 4 Train to 167th Street)
Bronx, NY 10452

It’s your neighborhood, you should have a say what in what happens!

Please RSVP for any of the Townhall meetings by contacting Adrian Antonio Paling at adrian@picturethehomeless.org or 646-314-6423.

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