In lieu of the 2020 Annual Conference, we are hosting a series of webinars to discuss important housing issues at the state and federal level, along with racial disparity in housing, and the effects of COVID on housing.  It’s more important than ever that we gather, even virtually, as a community of neighborhood leaders and discuss the critical housing issues we are facing.

Click here to Register or maybe start here to Sponsor; either way we hope to see you there.

We kicked off with a powerful conversation, “Housing, Racial Disparity & COVID”.  Wow. Just, wow. Thank you to our special guests for their time, insight and wisdom:

Dr. Don Trahan Jr., Director, Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI), NeighborWorks America to showcase this webinar.  https://drdontrahanjr.com 
Moderator Christine Nealon, Executive Director, TRIP – http://www.triponline.org/
Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee – http://www.fifthave.org/
Alex Castro, Executive Director, PathStone – https://pathstone.org/

Important conversations continued with Senator Kavanagh and Assemblyman Cymbrowitz during our 2nd webinar, discussing the Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019.  We thank them for their deep dive into this and related issues, and for answering all the questions we had time to ask.

New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh – Chair of the NYS Senate Housing Committee
https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/brian-kavanagh/about
New York State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz – Chair of the NYS Assembly Housing Committee
https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Steven-Cymbrowitz/bio/

3rd time is the charm! Our third webinar in the series was everything we hoped it would be.  Commissioner Visnauskas updated us on the state of HCR, including NPP funding and new program initiatives.  HCR – OCR programs were reviewed and funding opportunities, that NPPs might be missing, were highlighted.  The whole panel took time to address all of the questions that were asked.  We thank them (and you) very much for spending the morning with us. 

Programs discussed included:
Neighborhood Preservation Program, https://hcr.ny.gov/neighborhood-and-rural-preservation-programs
Access to Home, https://hcr.ny.gov/access-home
Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE), https://hcr.ny.gov/restore-program

We will not be discouraged by 4th Webinar Halloween hobgoblins…or housing issues, or the government, or COVID.  Thank you to all who attended and made it through our NLIHC video snafu to continue the important discussion of housing and the Federal level.  A big thank you to our knowledgeable (and patient) panelists for sharing their time and insights. 

To see Diane Yentel, Executive Director of the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s, highly anticipated and highly elusive (until now) video, click here

For additional information referenced in this video, go the the NLIHC website or click on these links:
https://reports.nlihc.org/gap
https://reports.nlihc.org/rental-assistance
https://nlihc.org/coronavirus-and-housing-homelessness/national-eviction-moratorium
NLIHC’s recently released research note: Emergency Rental Assistance Programs in response to COVID-19 https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Programs-3.pdf

We can’t thank you enough…
Frank Woodruff – Executive Director of National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations:  https://www.naceda.org/frank-woodruff
Debbie Weinstein – Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs:  https://www.chn.org/about/

Be there for the big 5th Webinar in the Series wrap-up as crystal balls, tarot cards, and Carnac the Magnificent (no, but that would be cool, right?!) interpret the tea leaves…

State Funding Post COVID
Will there be an money for Not-for-Profits
November 10 – 10 AM
You’ve waited a whole week for the wrap up to our 2020 webinar series!
You made it through Election Day!
You’re ready to hear from a panel at the center of New York State and our Not-for-Profit world!
Our ultimate panel will include representatives from:
NYS Office of the Aging
NYS Department of Labor
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Governor’s Office Interagency Coordinator for Not-For-Profit Services

We’ll see you in the Q&A box.

Check back for additional details prior to each webinar.