The Laura Flanders Show — On this week’s Laura Flanders Show, our Co-Director Sarah Ludwig discusses the community-based work being done to counter the Trump administration and create lasting, transformational change.
City Limits — The community land trust movement is on the rise in cities across the country from Miami to Oakland, but as of late, the Big Apple arguably ranks among the cities where the movement is most energized. Across the five boroughs, where for the past 20 years there’s been one community land trust (CLT), there’s now over a dozen groups trying to create new CLTs.
Check out this two-page snapshot highlighting some of New Economy Project’s work, events, and media coverage during 2017!
The Nation — New York used to be a place where an average Joe could come to make it in the big city, but these days the average New Yorker struggles just to make rent.
Gothamist — City Hall is slowly starting to invest in an affordable housing model that can permanently remove parcels of land from the speculative housing market in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.
City Limits — Four New York City groups will receive a total of $1.65 million in funds from state bank settlements to assist in the development or expansion of community land trusts, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced today.
This episode, we feature a conversation with Mychal Johnson, co-founder and leader of South Bronx Unite, about the group’s work organizing for sustainable, community-driven development in the Mott Haven & Port Morris neighborhoods of the South Bronx.
We speak with Nova Lucero and Renzo Moyano, member/organizers from Northern Manhattan is Not For Sale, about their work organizing Inwood and Washington Heights residents against unwanted private development in their neighborhood.
City Limits — The community land trust movement is gaining momentum across the city, in part buoyed by the de Blasio administration’s announcement last month that it will consider proposals from community land trusts groups to develop public parcels in several boroughs.
Next City — Second-generation NYC resident Rosa Custodio was born at Metropolitan Hospital Center, on First Avenue in East Harlem. Growing up on East 103rd Street, Custodio and her sisters sometimes slept out on the fire escape on hot summer weekends, blankets and pillows and all. They weren’t the only ones.