The CVH East Harlem Hub is focused on ensuring that long-time residents of East Harlem/ El Barrio are able to continue to reside in, assist in defining, and actively participate in, critical decision-making processes in their community as they evolve. The project brings together low- and moderate income people and aims to address all issues that affect the community such as housing, workforce development, job creation, and anything that is essential of a vibrant and thriving community.
- East Harlem Neighborhood Planning & Rezoning
East Harlem Neighborhood Plannng Process
The East Harlem Neighborhood Planning process is coming to its conclusion. In January, people will have an opportunity to give feedback on recommendations and help prioritize among them. Check out the EastHarlemPlan.nyc website for information on when and where sub-group recommendations will be presented as well as when and where our big January Prioritization Forum will take place (date & location still TBD). Make sure you're a part of finalizing the plan that will inform the future of East Harlem!
Posted by Community Voices Heard on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director, at 212-860-6001, ext. 21 or e-mail sondra@CVHaction.org
Daisy Gonzalez, Sustainable Communities Organizer/ East Harlem, at 212-860-6001, ext. 31 or email daisy@CVHaction.org
Aaron Jones, Mass Engagement Director, at 212-860-6001, ext. 33 or email aaron@CVHaction.org
The Mayor has announced that East Harlem is one of the communities that is set to be rezoned to facilitate building more affordable housing. As the City considers these zoning changes, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has formed a Neighborhood Study Steering Committee, which will ensure that a broader set of neighborhood needs is being considered and that the voice of the community informs the proposal.
With increased development interest in East Harlem, Council Speaker Mark-Viverito has formed a diverse nineteen member committee that will lead a robust community conversation on the future of the neighborhood, including open public forums and focus groups with neighborhood stakeholders. The Steering Committee will ensure that as the City considers a proposed East Harlem rezoning that a broader and more comprehensive set of community needs is at the forefront of discussions.
Over the next six months, the Steering Committee will meet to discuss a range of community development issues, including schools, workforce development, parks and open space, small businesses and health. Taking the conversation beyond zoning and affordable housing development, the Steering Committee is also charged with looking at preservation strategies for existing affordable housing, including NYCHA developments.
Members of the East Harlem Neighborhood Steering Committee are:
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Council Member Inez Dickens
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Community Board 11
El Barrio's Operation Fightback
Lott Community Development Corporation
Community Voices Heard
Business Development Center – Union Settlement
Elmendorf Reformed Church
New York Academy of Medicine
El Museo Del Barrio
Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation
Johnson Houses Tenant Association
New York Restoration Project
Laborers Local 79
COMMUNITY VISIONING WORKSHOPS
The Steering Committee is also organizing a series of public Visioning Workshops to gather input from the community for this plan. Dates and topics for these sessions are:
- Thurs., June 4th - Open Space, Recreation, Culture
- Wed., July 1st - After School, Daycare, Pre-K, Schools/ Education
- Wed., July 29th - Housing Preservation, NYCHA
- Thurs., Sept 10th - Small Business, Economic and Workforce Development
- Thurs., Oct 22nd - Zoning/ Land Use and Affordable Housing
- Sat., Nov 21st - Transportation & Safety, Environment, Health & Seniors
Most Community Visioning Workshops will take place in the evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. If you have questions about locations or need childcare, reach out to the Speaker's Office (212-788-9121), Manhattan Borough President's Offfice (212-669-8300), Community Board 11 (212-831-8929), or Community Voices Heard (212-860-6001).
Information from the Visioning Workshops that have already occurred and flyers for upcoming Visioning Workshops are posted on the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan website here: www.eastharlemplany.nyc.
By Emily Ngo firstname.lastname@example.org December 20, 2015
This time, it’s not powerful forces in Albany fighting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing agenda. It’s voices from communities throughout the city.
For the first time in his two-year-old mayoralty, de Blasio is facing broad-based grassroots resistance, which has coalesced against major components of his plans for creating 200,000 affordable housing units in 10 years.
BOWLING GREEN — The city can't keep giving away subsidies and tax breaks to developers if it is not equipped to hold them accountable for affordable housing and other promises made in exchange, community leaders and residents said Wednesday at a City Planning Commission hearing.
By Gustavo Solis | November 10, 2015 4:01pm
East Harlem resident Raymond Tirado fears the zoning changes will make it difficult for him to stay in East Harlem after he retires. He asked the community board to vote against them in an upcoming meeting.