Los Sures Celebrates 47!

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(l to r) Juan Ramos, Southside United HDFC – Los Sures Exec. Dir.;  Evelyn Cruz (District Director for Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez); and David Lopez, Southside United HDFC – Los Sures Chairman Photo credit: Alex Ruiz

Southside United HDFC – Los Sures began the task of rebuilding the Southside of Williamsburg in June of 1972.  The community residents who started the organization were responding to an epidemic of: landlord abandonment, withdrawal of city services, and illegal evictions by landlords. Forty-seven years later  Los Sures currently provides a myriad of resources like: affordable housing, tenant organizing, community outreach, a senior residential center, a senior recreation center, a hydroponic farm, a local food pantry, and it serves a liaison between the southside community and some city agencies.

They held an annual benefit that celebrated their 47th and honored Evelyn Cruz (District Director for Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez); recognized St. Nicks Alliance with a Community Legacy Award, and Christine Hunter of Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP).

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The team from St. Nicks Alliance receive their Community Legacy Award, (pictured l to r) Debra Sue Lorenzen (Dir. of Youth and Edu.), Karina Taveras (Exec. Admin), Ray Kairys (Board Member), Michael Rochford (Exec. Dir.), Juan Gonzalez (IT), co-emcee Greg Louis (from CoRe), and Rolando Guzman (Dep Dir. Community Preservation) Photo credit: Alex Ruiz
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(l to r) David Lopez, Southside United HDFC – Los Sures Chairman; Christine Hunter of Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP); and Juan Ramos, Southside United HDFC – Los Sures Exec. Dir. Photo credit: Alex Ruiz

Author: The Greenline

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