VID Supports Petition for Rockaways Emergency Housing

At ViD’s December 13th general membership meeting the membership voted to put VID’s name on a petition that that urges FEMA to immediately dispatch Rockaways emergency housing. As of Monday, December 12th there were still 29,000 people without power. Most of these people have gone for over three weeks without power, water and heat. Night time temperatures in the Rockaways have been freezing and many areas suffer from poor sanitation.   This petition to immediately dispatch Rockaways emergency housing will […]

Virtual Tenants Clinic-GV Buildings

Virtual Tenants Clinic

VID conducts a virtual Tenants Clinic every Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. This year the Tenants Clinic has switched to online and telephone sessions. Covid-19 has exacerbated the confusion and uncertainty of tenants with eviction, repairs, leases, and other housing issues.  To make their lives easier, the volunteer attorneys at our virtual tenants clinics are now providing their services online and by telephone.  The Clinic’s attorneys can educate tenants on their rights, resources that are available to them, and navigating the court system.  The […]

VID Officers

December 10 General Meeting

The December 10 General Meeting Endorsed City Council Candidates and Elected VID’s 2021 Co-Presidents and Three Vice Presidents Full Meeting Minutes Here At the December 10 General Meeting David Siffert opened with his President’s Report addressing a rumor of a special meeting in Albany to discuss sources of new revenue.  He urged everyone to get in touch with their local politicians to advocate for taxing the wealthy.  He noted that the government was withholding money from localities and services during […]

Eric Adams at VID

October 8 General Meeting

VID members readied for Nov. 3rd election at the October 8 General Meeting…and for a new political year with a long list of VID Constitutional Amendments.  Special Guests included the Honorable Harvey Epstein, the Honorable Brad Hoylman and Brooklyn BP Eric Adams. Full October 8 General Meeting Minutes HERE In his President’s Report at the October 8 General Meeting, David Siffert opened by saying he was focused on November, and mentioned that Saturday, October 10, there would be a phonebank […]