Dear Nada,

I am one of the organizers of a three-part webinar series on affordable housing in Westchester. Attached is a flyer for the series, below is the line up for each panel, as well as a link to the registration page. The first panel is this coming Wednesday, April 7. Please consider joining us. If so moved, please share to your networks. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Forward we go ….
Here is the link to the registration page:
Here are the panel participants and moderators:
The first session on April 7th, will focus on the history of our housing crisis and what has inhibited fair and affordable housing from being built and fully integrated into the county.  

It will be hosted by Juanita Lewis, Hudson Valley Organizing Director, Community Voices Heard and panlists will include:
  • David Schwartz –  Vice-Chair, Westchester-Putnam Working Families Party
  • Norma Drummond – Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Planning
  • Joe Czajka – Senior Vice-President – Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

The second session on April 21st, will focus on solutions to the housing crisis. It will be hosted by Joan Grangenois-Thomas, Trustee, Village of Port Chester and panelists will include:
  • Cea Weaver – Campaign Coordinator, Housing Justice for All

  • Rich Nightingale, CEO Westhab

  • William G. Balter – Principal, Wilder Balter Partners Inc.

  • James Rausse, AICP, WEDG – Director, Planning & Development Office of the Bronx Borough President

The third session on May 5th, will focus on the steps that government and activists need to take to address the housing crisis. It will be hosted by Abe Baker-Butler and panelists will include:

  • Vanessa Agudelo – Councilmember – City of Peekskill

  • Rebecca Garrard – Campaign Manager for Housing Justice, Citizen Action of NY

  • Lisa Burton – Office of County Legislator Damon Maher 

  • Thehbia Hiwot – President of the Office of Finance and Development, NYS HOUSING TRUST FUND CORPORATION