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This edition: Special Edition: Public Forum on the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998

Episode Details

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.

Guest List

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

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