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May22,2009

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n May 14, One City / One Future, a collaboration led by the National Employment Law Project, New York Jobs withJustice, and the Pratt Center for Community Development, held aforum to present and discuss their “Blueprint for EconomicDevelopment.” Over 300 people attended the day long forumwhere the focus was how the city can make economicdevelopment work for all New Yorkers.The Blueprint lays out fifty-four recommendations for how NewYork City can raise standards for public spending, make strategicinvestments for shared growth, and reform planning anddevelopment processes so that more New Yorkers will have achance to get ahead as the city recovers. Many of the Blueprint’srecommendations are meant to address the availability andlivability of affordable housing.One of the key recommendations for how the city and state can “Invest for Shared Growth” is to promote permanently affordable housing, an idea that is at the heart of ANHD’s 2009 policy platform. In fact, ANHDwas asked to plan a panel discussion on permanent affordability as part of the forum. Panel participantsincluded Martin Dunn, President, Dunn Development Corporation; Dave Hanzel, ANHD’s Policy Director;Holly Leicht, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and LauraTavormina, Deputy Director, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing. The panel wasmoderated by Mariadele Priest, a Vice President at Capital One Bank.Much of the panel discussion focused on ANHD’s recent “Road Map to Permanent Affordability” report,which presents Purchase Options and Rights of First Refusals along with robust asset management andrigorous compliance as viable, cost effective tools to achieve permanent affordability. Deputy Commissioner Leicht agreed that a strong asset management system is crucial and pointed to numerous steps HPD is takingto build its asset management infrastructure. Martin Dunn, one of the city’s most prominent for-profitdevelopers of affordable housing, detailed some of the Inclusionary Housing projects he has built that include permanence and talked about the incentives developers would need to participatein a new program, as well asthe resources that government would have to pledge such as extending tax abatements and rental subsidies.
ANHDANHD
The Reader
 ...of Housing and Community News...
May 22, 2009Volume XXXIV Issue 11
Inside
Community Organizing: Not SoRadical Anymore
See page 8.
Contents:Resources and Notices . . .4Calendar of Events . . . . . .5 Job Listings . . . . . . . . . . 9
This newsletteris made possible through the generous support of Bank of America, Capital One N.A., Citibank M&TBank, and Ridgewood Savings Bank.
One City / One Future Releases“Blueprint for Economic Development”
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 The ANHDReader, www.anhd.org, May 22, 2009Page 2
ANHD INC. is a not-for-profit social welfare organization which advocates on behalf of New York City community-basednon-profit housing organizations and the neighborhoods they serve. ANHDINC. advocates forcomprehensive, progressivehousing policies and programs to support affordable, flourishing neighborhoods forall New Yorkers, especially ourlowerincome residents.The ANHDReader(USPS 695-890, ISSN: 1536-6758), The ANHDReader, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1125, New York, NY10004,is published 26 times peryear(bi-weekly) for$30 forindividuals and community based organizations, and $60 forcitywidenonprofits, banks, foundations, and government agencies by ANHDINC. Periodical Postage paid at New York, NY.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The ANHDReader, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1125, New York, NY10004. Phone:(212) 747-1117. Fax: (212) 747-1114.
Laura Tavormina stressed that permanent affordabilityis possible and discussed how WSFSSH hasincorporated the concept into all of its projects. Asmoderator, Mariadele stressed that it is at moments of crisis and market downturns when we must ask whatwe are getting out of our public investments.Below is a summary of some of the Blueprint’s 54recommendations that deal with affordable housingand community development.To Read the full
One City / One Future
 Blueprint  for Economic Development,” visit:www.onecityonefuture.org.
Raise the Standards
Government should set clear standards for economicactivity in New York City, especially activity that benefits from public spending or actions. Meeting these standards – whether they concern the quality of  jobs created or the environmental sustainability of new buildings – must be a prerequisite for anyonedoing business with the city.
Raise the Standards to Keep Housing
Affordable
 
11. Repeal Luxury Decontrol12. Mandate Inclusionary Housing13. Ensure That Housing Subsidies Meet Real Needs14. Improve Housing Conditions
Invest forShared Growth
The city and state currently spend billions keeping  New York’s economy humming. These investments inhousing, transportation, and employment need to bedesigned and managed with the explicit objective of improving opportunity and strengthening neighborhoods
.Invest in Neighborhoods and Community Assets13. Continue to Support and Expand the Portfolioof Affordable Housing14. Promote Permanently Affordable Housing15. Maintain and Preserve Public Housing19. Invest in Prevention and Recovery FromForeclosure21. Expand Access to Fair Credit to the Poor andCommunities of Color 
Reform the Process
 Planning and development must take place in anopen and democratic environment, in whichcommunities and the city work as partners, not adversaries, with the objective of building a prosperous city on the strength of livableneighborhoods.
Reform City Planning to Promote Livable Neighborhoods in a Livable City6. Implement a Comprehensive Citywide PlanningFramework 7. Set and Achieve Standards for NeighborhoodServices10. Keep the “Public” in New York’s Public Spaces
 
 The ANHDReader, www.anhd.org, May 22, 2009Page
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