Community Calls for More Diversity at Broadway Triangle

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Juan Ramos, Churches United For Fair Housing Board Member, speaks at the rally

The Broadway Triangle Community Coalition rallied on the steps of City Hall on July 12 to call for fair and equitable public housing in the Broadway Triangle. In addition, the coalition announced they are bringing a lawsuit against De Blasio for inaction and continued allowance of unacceptable housing discrimination at this site.

The Broadway Triangle is one of the largest plots of vacant land in Brooklyn available for affordable housing.  In 2012 a hearing was held that voiced community concerns and “stay” was issued on the public land in order to prevent segregated housing from being constructed in the community. The coalition asserts development on private properties in the Broadway Triangle has excluded minority families and continues to promote unacceptable housing discrimination and segregation.

Churches United for Fair Housing, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, St. Nicks Alliance, Southside United HDFC-Los Sures, St. John the Evangelist Lutheran Church, Office of Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, Williamsburg Neighborhood Based Alliance, Williamsburg Tenant Association are some of the 40 organizations that make up the Broadway Triangle Community Coalition.

Author: The Greenline

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