Tenants and Homeowners Needed for Housing Focus Group

Comptroller Scott Stringer has estimated that nearly 50,000 residents of East New York could face displacement.  As the cost of housing in New York City continues to rise, the concept of ‘affordable’ housing is increasingly becoming a myth.  Are you concerned about your ability to stay in East New York?  Tenants living in a house with 1 – 4 apartments, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods wants to hear from you.

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods will be conducting a focus group of renters in East New York and Cypress Hills.  During the focus group participants will be asked about their experiences and challenges.  The discussion and its findings will be included in a larger study of housing challenges in eastern Brooklyn that will aim to shape the Center for NYC Neighborhoods’ recommendations for policies that help families stay in their homes.

The focus group will take place on Thursday, June 15th from 6:00 to 7:30pm at United Community Centers located at 613 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207.  A complimentary dinner will be served and participants will each receive a $50 gift card.  RSVP today by calling Leo Goldberg at 646-237-5920.  Participants must be renters living in 1-4 buildings in zip codes 11207, 11208, 11212 and 11233.  Only persons who have RSVP’d ahead of time will be eligible to receive the $50 gift card and dinner.  You can also RSVP online


Homeowners in East New York and Cypress Hill also have an opportunity to give feedback and share your needs as a homeowner by completing a confidential survey online at Homeowner’s Survey. Survey participants who give their contact information will automatically entered in a drawing for one of five $100 gift card prizes.

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is a non-profit organization that promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities.  The Center works to meet the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high quality housing services. You can learn more about us by visiting our website: www.cnycn.org

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