This edition: Special Edition: Public Forum on the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998Tweet
Original tape date: January 1, 1999.
David R. Jones, President of the Community Service Society of New York, joins Bill DeBlasio, Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; C. Virginia Fields, Manhattan Borough President; Victor Bach, Community Service Society Housing Policy Director; Judith Goldiner, Legal Aid Society; Dushaw Hockett, Public Housing Alliance; Ron Ward, Brooklyn East Tenants Association; and Anne Bradshaw, President of Taft Houses and public housing resident, to discuss at length the changes in federal law that will affect the 700,000 New Yorkers who live in public housing. The panel advocates that the residents of NYC public housing voice their feedback and concerns regarding the new bill. The panel calls the act a step toward "devolution" for NYC's public housing and believes more must be done to protect and improve public housing in the City.
Victor Bach Director, CSS Housing Policy
Ms. Anne Bradshaw President, Taft Houses
Hon. Bill de Blasio New York City Public Advocate
C. Virginia Fields President, Manhattan Borough
Ms. Judith Goldiner Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society
Mr. Dushaw Hockett Chair, NYC Public Housing Alliance
David R. Jones President & CEO, Community Service Society of New York
Joseph J. Joseph Fmr. Chief of the MTA
John C. Liu New York City Comptroller
George T. McDonald Founder, The Doe Fund (R)
Hon. Christine C. Quinn Speaker, New York City Council
Hon. William C. Thompson NYC Comptroller
Mr. Ron Ward President, Brooklyn East Tenants Association