- 718-237-5500 – general hotline
- (718) 739-6400
- Call 311 and ask for inspection (specifically)
On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, I was joined by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), BFC Partners, and several community organizations for the first status update on the Bedford Union Armory project.
We began with an open house, followed by a presentation, and concluded the public forum with a question and answer session.
Thank you to all who attended and provided your honest feedback. It is through forums such as these that your elected officials, including myself, can gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and priorities.
I urge you all to attend the second Bedford Union Armory status update on March 14th, as well as the remaining events in the Community Exchange Series. Let’s keep the conversation going!
Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo
“How to Form a 501(c)(3) Organization” took place on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, and was a great success! I was joined by over 100 people as we discussed the legal requirements, tax documents, and challenges associated with forming your own non-profit.
See below for information resources:
Presenter contact information
Lastly, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the next event in the Community Exchange Series, “Status Update on the Bedford Union Armory part 1.” See you there!
On Wednesday, January 18th, I was joined by over 100 individuals who were eager to understand and ultimately engage in the application process for City Council funding. The potential growth of cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations is often intertwined with their capacity to secure funding to cover operational costs, expand programming, or undergo critical upgrades.
As the representative of Brooklyn’s Cultural District and a member of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, I understand how vital it is to create opportunities and provide the necessary resources that will sustain their progress and increase their positive impact within our communities. Through this workshop, we were able to show every participant how to successfully navigate the application process. Thank you to Leora Estersohn of Nonprofit HelpDesk and our participants! I wish you all the best! See below for a recap on what we covered during the event, as well as important documents and contact information.
-Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo
Forms in application
Community Exchange Series Event Schedule
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.