Assemblyman Karim Camara to Give Keynote Address at CHRM Forum on Affordable Housing

October 27, 2009
Brooklyn – Assemblyman Karim Camara of the 43rd AD, is the Keynote Speaker for a Forum on Affordable Housing, sponsored by Crown Heights Revitalization Movement (CHRM) on Thursday, October 29th, at 7:00pm. The event will be held in The Atrium, at The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 520 Prospect Place (entrance on Classon) between Prospect & Park Places.

“This is an important forum for all who are concerned with housing in the City of New York, especially, in Central Brooklyn, where the middle class are facing substantial barriers to access, including the influx of luxury developments that far out of the range of affordable, the housing crisis which has caused many hard working New Yorker’s to lose their homes as well,” stated Assemblyman Camara.

Assemblyman Camara is a strong supporter of affordable housing and has introduced legislation in Albany that protects tenants from being negatively impacted as a result of a landlord’s foreclosure, and legislation that makes it illegal for landlords to reject qualified applicants on the basis of their source of income.

Other speakers and supporters of this event include, City Councilmember Letitia James of District 35, Adam Friedman, ED, Pratt Center for Community Development, Deborah Howard, ED, Pratt Area Community Council, Yahya Raji, ED, Brooklyn Neighbor Improvement Association, Robert Riggs, Sr. VP, Community Preservation Corporation and Ethel Tyus, Esq., Counsel to Crown Heights North Association, Inc. & member, of Community Board 8. The moderator for this forum is Mark W. Griffith, Executive Director, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy