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!