Beginning Tuesday, January 10, residents of Brooklyn’s 35th District represented by City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo will have an opportunity to participate in a seven-part community exchange series– public forums each addressing a variety of upcoming developments, issues or concerns affecting the district and city as a whole.

“It will provide local stakeholders with an opportunity to hear updates directly from city leadership about community projects, like the Bedford Union Armory, to ensure that all voices are heard, diverse perspectives are discussed, and community concerns and recommendations are included in the negotiation process,” said Cumbo.

“This exchange is a platform to share ideas to help shape the future of our growing and changing community.” 

The series will kick off with “Everything You Need to Know About Area Median Income (AMI) and Affordable Housing,”  at Medgar Evers College from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. There will be a panel discussion, as well as a mini-expo where city agencies, community groups, and non-profit organizations will be on-site as a resource for affordable housing and advocacy opportunities.

Attending the forums will be representatives from the city’s department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), IMPACCT Brooklyn, Brooklyn Legal Services, Urban Justice Center, Brooklyn Neighborhood Services and the New York City Council Land Use Division.

Other forums will discuss such topics as how to apply for city council funding, how to form a 501(c) non profit agency, land use and more.

“I encourage you to share this invite with your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else in your network that can benefit from this information,” said Cumbo. “I hope to see you there!”

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