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Friday, October 24 • 9:45am - 10:15am
200,000 Units: Realizing the City's Affordable Housing Plan

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The de Blasio administration has committed to build or preserve 200,000 affordable housing units by 2024.  Meeting this ambitious goal means revamping the City’s planning processes and land-use policies, improving existing housing stock, and exploring new sources of funding for affordable housing.  What role will the public, private, and non-profit sectors play in achieving these goals?

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Gary Zarr

Principal & Co-Founder, PHIL & Co.
Gary J. Zarr is a Principal and Co-Founder of PHIL & Co., a strategic, full service marketing and communications agency specializing in non-profits and companies doing good. Throughout his career of over 25 years as a senior executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Mr. Zarr has developed, managed and implemented communications and marketing strategies for clients ranging from Times Square, the Democratic National Convention... Read More →

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Janet Babin

(Moderator) Economic Development Reporter, WNYC
Janet Babin is WNYC’s economic development reporter. Before joining WNYC, she was a reporter for American Public Media's Marketplace.  Ms. Babin has also worked as a producer and guest host on another APM show, The Story.  She's also reported for various NPR programs.  She was a Gerald Loeb Awards finalist for her early reporting on merchant power plants. Her business reporting at WNYC earned Ms... Read More →
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Commissioner Vicki Been

Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Vicki Been is responsible for leading the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the nation’s largest municipal housing agency. She is charged with implementing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan, a bold initiative to create or preserve 200,000 affordable apartments over 10 years. Prior to her appointment as HPD Commissioner, Ms. Been was Director of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and... Read More →
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John Cetra, AIA

Founding Principal, CetraRuddy Architecture D.P.C.
John Cetra co-founded CetraRuddy in 1987 on the principle that architecture should engage the urban fabric while enriching the human spirit. He has a sophisticated understanding of program, zoning, and complex problem solving in the fields of architecture, urban design and planning. He is an industry leader in tall building technology, historic buildings and analytic site development. John holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban... Read More →
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Andrew Ditton

Managing Director, Citi Community Capital
Andrew Ditton is the Chief of CRA Strategy and Policy for Citi Community Capital. Since 1999, Mr. Ditton has directed the community development lending and investing efforts for Citi. Previously, Mr. Ditton served as Managing Member of Davis/Ditton LLC, a real estate development and syndication business focused on affordable housing and mixed-use urban projects. Mr. Ditton is currently a Director of the National Equity Fund and the Community... Read More →
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Benjamin Dulchin

Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Benjamin Dulchin is the Executive Director of the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), a membership association of more then ninety neighborhood-based groups in New York City committed to the preservation and production of affordable housing. At ANHD, Benjamin has led successful efforts to support affordable housing in all its aspects, including increasing funding for development, improving government housing production... Read More →
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Howard Husock

Vice President for Policy and Research, Manhattan Institute
Howard Husock is Vice President for Policy Research at the Manhattan Institute, where he is also director of its Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. A contributing editor to City Journal, Mr. Husock has written widely on housing and urban policy, including in his book The Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy and his monograph Repairing the Ladder: Toward a New Housing Policy Paradigm. In addition, he is the... Read More →

Friday October 24, 2014 9:45am - 10:15am
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036