Testimony on the East Harlem Rezoning Draft of Environmental Impact Statement to City Planning Commission

In collaboration with CVH, Pratt Center for Community Development, and The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, CDP testified regarding the City’s lack of a plan for protecting East Harlem’s current residents from displacement in the wake rezoning and the resulting luxury developments. In response to the environmental impact statement, CDP and the other organizations also submitted written comments (9/5/2017) to describe the adverse impacts of the plan in greater detail, explain how the City’s analysis masks the plan’s true impacts on the neighborhood’s current residents, and offer alternatives that will preserve and increase affordable housing in East Harlem.