NYSHealth invites you to attend its webinar series, “Practically Speaking,” that will share actionable ideas to better serve New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will explore how public housing residents can better advocate for safe, healthy living conditions.
As the COVID crisis continues to negatively impact New York City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, the need for safe housing to shelter in place is more important than ever. However, for many residents in New York City’s public housing, stay-at-home orders have meant having to deal with additional health threats as a result of persistent mold, lack of heat, and other basic infrastructure deficits.
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is one of the largest landlords in the City, with responsibility for the timely maintenance and upkeep of the homes of 400,000 New Yorkers, most of whom are people of color and are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. TakeRoot Justice provides legal services, participatory research assistance, and policy support to NYCHA residents. It works alongside tenants to help them advocate for better living conditions and to have a voice in the policies that shape their neighborhoods.
Please join NYSHealth for a conversation with: Paula Z. Segal, Senior Staff Attorney, Equitable Neighborhoods Practice, TakeRoot Justice; La Keesha Taylor, Community Organizer and Tenant Advocate, Holmes-Isaacs Coalition; and Latisha McNeill, Tenant Advocate, Holmes-Isaacs Coalition. The panelists will discuss how they organize tenant groups and provide them with the tools to work with NYCHA and improve living conditions for residents.
Monday, April 19, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This 60-minute webinar will feature a discussion followed by audience Q&A.