Stop the Loss of Affordable Housing, Get on the Bus

 STOP THE LOSS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, JOIN THE FIGHT. WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL JUNE 15 TO CHANGE THE RENT LAWS. Get on a FREE bus to Albany to demonstrate for changes in the rent law that will stop the loss of affordable housing.   Advocates and tenants will rally in Albany on Tues., June 9. Buses will leave at 7 a.m. at 135th St. and Fifth Ave. in front of P.S. 197 and will return to New York City at 6 […]

Affordable Housing Forum

Forum Speakers Offer Specifics to Increase Affordable Housing in NYC By Marlene Nadle, VID Housing Committee Chair  “The conventional wisdom that the city can’t do anything about affordable housing is destructive, demoralizing, and legally wrong,” said tenant attorney Seth Miller. He was one of the speakers at a February affordable housing panel and film cosponsored by the Village Independent Democrats and Judson Memorial Church . The program was organized by VID Housing Chair, Marlene Nadle. Miller proposed a number of […]

VID Forum on Affordable Housing

Full House for VID Forum on Affordable Housing Village Independent Democrats sponsored a free-wheeling forum, “Opening Doors:  Affordable Housing in the de Blasio Era,” at St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex, on November 14. The forum was inspired by Mayor-elect de Blasio’s pledge to build 200,000 units of affordable housing and end what he has  termed the “Tale of Two Cities” that currently characterizes New York City:  a few wealthy at the top, and the rest struggling for life’s basics, including […]

Housing Committee

  When it comes to housing, VID has long championed the fight to preserve and to build new affordable housing.   We have formed an Housing Committee whose goal is to protect rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants. Among their accomplishments: Bedford tenants win ‘class-action’ status in rent-reg fight Are you interested in joining the Housing Committee?  Do you have a question?  Send your message HERE. Additionally VID conducts a Housing Clinic every Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. This year the Tenants […]