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Public Housing Preservation Trust

Event Public Works
November 15th, 2023
9:00am - 11:00am
KPF | 6th Floor
11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA

Andrew Kaplan is Chief of Staff at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) where he assists the Office of the CEO with supervising and executing the Authority's operations and strategy priorities. Since joining NYCHA in December 2019, Andrew has focused on creating and implementing the NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust. Before joining NYCHA, Andrew was a Policy Advisor in the NYC Mayor's Office where he worked on public and affordable housing and homelessness policy.

Join us for a breakfast conversation on the Public Housing Preservation Trust with Andrew Kaplan. 

For decades, New York City’s public housing residents have called for more healthy and dignified housing in the face of federal disinvestment. To address NYCHA’s long standing need for comprehensive building upgrades, New York State created a Preservation Trust to unlock billions of dollars in federal funding and other revenue streams. Kicking off with a vote by the residents of Nostrand Houses this November, residents of NYCHA developments will have the opportunity to opt in to this potentially transformative funding source. 

We will hear from Andrew Kaplan on the Preservation Trust’s methods for accessing new funding and new resident voting procedures. Following his presentation, we will invite Rasmia Kirmani, Alek Tomich, and attendees to join the discussion: 

What does the opening of new funding opportunities mean for the future of public housing in New York City?

Guest & Accessibility Policies

Urban Design Forum promotes conversations between invited civic leaders, designers, developers, and advocates. This event is open to Forum Fellows and their guests.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.

  • The venue for our conversation will have an entrance and elevators that are ADA-accessible.
  • This event will offer amplified sound.
  • If you’re not feeling well, please stay home. Face masks are encouraged, particularly if you have been recently exposed to colds, flus, or other illness. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, a high-quality, well-fitting face covering is required at all times.
  • Please refrain from wearing strong fragrances to accommodate guests with allergies or environmental sensitivities.
  • If you have additional needs, we will do our best to accommodate. Please contact rsvp@urbandesignforum.org.
About Public Works

Public Works is a new discussion series to drive civic dialogue around new and forthcoming built environment projects in New York City. Throughout the year, we invite government officials and private sector leaders to present design and development initiatives that shape the public good.  Our goal is to create an open and collegial venue for deeper conversation between the public sector and our network of civic leaders building, caring for, and maintaining our city.

Continuing Education

Urban Design Forum is now an AIA CES provider. If there are other continuing education credits you are interested in receiving, please contact Miranda Bellizia, Director of Member Engagement, miranda@urbandesignforum.org.

This event has been approved for 2 AIA CES LUs.

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