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Cumbo launches Community Exchange series with focus on AMI and affordable housing

Council Member Laurie Cumbo's free, seven-part Community Exchange event series, which focuses on affordable housing, the Bedford Union Armory, and other issues, begins Tuesday, January 10.

All events are held at Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Avenue, with most in the EOJ Auditorium.

The first event, "Everything You Need to Know About Area Median Income (AMI) and Affordable Housing," will include a panel discussion, as well as a mini-expo where city agencies, community groups, and non-profit organizations will be on-site as a resource for affordable housing and advocacy opportunities.

I'd guess that the significant mismatch between regional Area Median Income and local median income (both Brooklyn and neighborhood) will surface. After all, that's what makes so many below-market apartments not-so-affordable.

Among those present will be New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), IMPACCT Brooklyn, Brooklyn Legal Services, Urban Justice Center, Brooklyn Neighborhood Services, and the New York City Council Land Use Division.

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