The Affordable Housing Toolkit at 61 Delancey

Posted on: February 24th, 2010 at 6:33 am by

In early November, Indoor-Oudoor Flooring Supplies moved a few doors west from its location at 61 Delancey, and now resides at 55 Delancey.  Aside from a brief gallery show in mid-December, this corner real estate has remained vacant; affixed to its awning is a permanent for lease advertisement.  But as of today, this space will become a temporary community workshop regarding affordable housing.

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The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is hosting the pop-up workshop to celebrate the launch of its Affordable Housing Toolkit.  According to their official website, this program is an attempt to “demystify the most important, controversial, and confusing concepts in land use and development in New York City.”  Which begs the oft-debated question – what is the definition of “affordable”?

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In any case, here is more information on the toolkit:

CUP developed the Affordable Housing Toolkit to expand and improve public participation in conversations about affordable housing. In addition to the launch party, we’ll be using the space to train housing organizations, community boards, and developers to use the Toolkit.

There are three workshop sessions today and Friday – 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. – and an open house on Saturday.  The launch party is tomorrow night from 6 to 8 p.m.

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