Recap: “Everything You Need to Know About Area Median Income (AMI) and Affordable Housing”


From the seasoned panelists to the engaged audience, Tuesday’s forum was an incredible way to kick off my seven-part Community Exchange Series. Representatives from city agencies, legal providers, community-based organizations, and housing advocates provided an overview of affordable housing and the lottery process, tenants’ rights, and housing discrimination. Through the presentation and public discussion, many of us gained a deeper understanding of the area median income and how it impacts affordable housing. We are now informed and empowered to enact change through advocacy and legislation.

If you did not have an opportunity to attend “Everything You Need to Know About Area Median Income (AMI) and Affordable Housing,” you can view the recording or review the HPD presentation. Please feel free to share it with others.

I want to thank our panelists: Deputy Commissioner Daniel Hernandez of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Stephanie Blue of IMPACCT Brooklyn, Adrien Weibgen of the Urban Justice Center, and Catherine Barreda of Brooklyn Legal Services. I also want to recognize our resource expo participants: Brooklyn Legal Services, Bridge Street Development Corporation, IMPACCT Brooklyn, Brooklyn Neighborhood Services, HPD, and MetroPlus for the wealth of information they provided to our participants.

I hope you will join us for our next session, “How to Apply for City Council Funding” on January 18th at 6:30PM in the Medgar Evers College EOJ Auditorium located at 1638 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY.


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