The lawsuit, first filed by MHANY and New York Communities for Change in May 2005, claimed that the county was discriminating against minorities by not promoting housing opportunities for people with low and moderate incomes.
Ismene Speliotis, executive director of MHANY, said her firm is "eager to work in Nassau County to create beautiful, sustainable and truly affordable housing" for individuals and families with low and moderate incomes.
announced the development team Gilbane Development Company, Hudson Companies and Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY
) would develop The Peninsula.
The city has selected a Brooklyn joint venture between MHANY
Management, the Urban Builders Collaborative, and the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) to develop the Dinsmore-Chestnut site in East New York.
"I congratulate MHANY, Bronx Pro, East Brooklyn Congregations, Lemor Realty and Iris Development, JMR and Alembic Community Development, Fifth Avenue Committee and Habitat for Humanity, and Shelter Rock Builders on their designation and thank them for their commitment to developing quality affordable housing that will strengthen our neighborhoods."
The development team will be led by MHANY Management.
The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC), Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY
) in Brooklyn, Northern Manhattan Collaborative, and Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC) in Manhattan will receive training and funds to hire staff and bolster operations as they work with landlords to stabilize and upgrade their buildings as well as assist multifamily property owners on the city's tax lien docket.
The City is partnering with the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, MHANY
Management, Inc., Neighborhood Restore Housing Development Fund Corporation, the National Community Stabilization Trust, and Preserving City Neighborhoods Housing Development Fund v orporation to run the program and "stabilize" the notes.