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In partnership with the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development, Picture the Homeless counted vacant buildings and lots in all five boroughs.
Now, we're releasing our findings.
Click here to download our groundbreaking report, Banking on Vacancy: Homelessness and Real Estate Speculation.
Picture the Homeless and Hunter College Release Unprecedented Report, That Reveals the Extent of Vacant Property in NYC
Picture the Homeless (PTH) and Hunter College’s Center for Community Planning and Development (HCCCPD) today released the report “ Banking on Vacancy: Homelessness and Real Estate Speculation,” which exposes the potential housing stock that is available in New York City in the very communities hardest hit by gentrification and homelessness. The report was presented today at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street, New York N.Y. at 2pm.
New York, NY.—On Thursday, January 26th, Picture the Homeless (PTH) and Hunter College’s Center for Community Planning & Development (HCCCPD) will release findings from a count of vacant buildings and lots in 20 of NYC's 59 community boards.
Thursday's HUGE VACANT PROPERTY COUNT REPORT RELEASE EVENT will be LIVESTREAMING for those of you who can't make it to the event, but want to watch. Tune in Thursday @ 2 PM! (Make sure you have headphones on if you're supposed to be working!)
Monday 1/23: Newsletter Writing @ 2:00-4:00pm ➔ Tuesday 1/24: History of Homeless Organizing with Willie Baptist @ 6:00-8:00pm ➔ Wednesday 1/25: How To Be On A Board of Directors @ 2:00-4:00pm ➔ Friday 1/27: What the Heck is Blogging? [Computer Class] @ 5:00-7:00pm. Everyone is welcomed regardless of experience! Refreshments and Metrocards provided.
1 DAY UNTIL ALL IS REVEALED! Picture the Homeless partnered with the Hunter College Center for Community Development to develop and execute a count of vacant buildings and lots in 20 of NYC's 59 community boards. Please join us for the release of these historic findings.
Longtime PTH friend of the family John Jones is the subject of this story in today's New York Post. ["The 41-year-old Brooklynite plucks thrown-away MetroCards from platforms and garbage cans and claims he’s earned $20,000 reselling them over the past few years. Now he’s fighting the MTA for his right to do so."] And two weeks ago, he sang this stunning rendition of Sam Cooke's classic "A Change is Gonna Come" at our "Longest Night of the Year" Homeless Memorial Service. All just business as usual for an inspiring PTH Civil Rights Campaign Leader.
Monday 1/9: Newsletter Writing @ 2:00-4:00pm ➔ Tuesday 1/10: Redefining The Homeless Stereotype @ 6:00-8:00pm ➔ Wednesday 1/11: Tell YOUR Story: Oral History Day! ➔ Wednesday 1/11: Poetry Writing Workshop @ 2:00-4:00pm ➔ Friday 1/13: Flippin' Out: FlipShare [Computer Class] @ 5:00-7:00pm. Everyone is welcomed regardless of experience! Refreshments and Metrocards provided.
Tuesday: How To Conduct Outreach & One on Ones @ 6:00-8:00pm ➔ Wednesday: Get An Interview & Reach For Your Paycheck @ 2:00-4:00pm. Refreshments and Metrocards provided.
Join Picture The Homeless for a day of documenting our stories of homelessness, life, love, power and resilience! You may choose to write, tell, or record your story!