FIGHT BACK (again) on February 16th in BROOKLYN: HPD tries to convince HDFC shareholders to give up control of their buildings, or else!

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD on Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:30-8:30pm! Gather your neighbors! Rather than working directly with real HDFC shareholders to improve HDFCs (instead of with “non-profit” groups that are looking to make money year after year from “helping” our HDFCs but really want to keep us forever dependent on them), HPD will, yet again, try and convince HDFC shareholders that they would be better off giving up their property rights, and if HDFCs don’t agree, that it would be a good idea for the City to charge HDFCs full property taxes (while market rate co-ops get their tax abatement without restrictions). Also, HPD wants to reduce the value of HDFC apartments, after we have struggled for decades to rebuilding abandoned buildings that the City was more than happy to get rid of.  325 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Take the L train to Lorimer St. stop, or the G to Metropolitan Ave stop, or J, M, Z to Marcy Ave stop. Subway map here.

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(Full list of HDFC co-ops including address: click here)

Great meeting with NYC Council Member Margaret Chin!

On February 2, 2017 the HDFC Coalition and local HDFC shareholders met with Council Member Chin to explain our decades of work and struggle to repair abandoned, dilapidated buildings and make them viable homes for our families and communities, and how we are steadfastly opposed to HPD’s recent proposal to take control of our buildings.  We are very happy to report that CM Chin and her staff understand our concerns and are working to help us preserve our viability and independence.  Can we all give a huge “THANK YOU” to Council Member Chin and her staff?

FIGHT BACK on January 31st: HPD tries again, in Bronx, to convince HDFC shareholders to give up control of their buildings, or else!

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:30-8:30pm!Gather your neighbors! Rather than working directly with real HDFC shareholders to improve HDFCs (instead of with “non-profit” groups that are looking to make money year after year from “helping” our HDFCs but really want to keep us forever dependent on them), HPD will, yet again, try and convince HDFC shareholders that they would be better off giving up their property rights, and if HDFCs don’t agree, that it would be a good idea for the City to charge HDFCs full property taxes (while market rate co-ops get their tax abatement without restrictions). Also, HPD wants to reduce the value of HDFC apartments, after we have struggled for decades to rebuilding abandoned buildings that the City was more than happy to get rid of. Take the 2 train or 5 train to the West Farms Square/E. Tremont Ave stop just a block and a half away. Subway map here.

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(Full list of HDFC co-ops including address: click here)

200 Concerned LES HDFC Shareholders Meet at Theater for the New City

Lisa Ramaci of the Lower East Side put together a great organizing meeting on January 17, 2017 for HDFCs in the East Village, Lower East Side & Chinatown.  Also invited were HDFC folks from around NYC who were interested in organizing their neighborhoods.  The HDFC Coalition was present as well. We reviewed what HPD’s proposal is all about for those who were new to this, then updated the group about the recent efforts to stop HPD’s plan, and then we discussed how we can organize our fellow shareholders to put even more pressure on our elected officials.

Local City Council Member Rosie Mendez also attended.  Thank you, Rosie, for caring about HDFC shareholders!

HDFC Coalition organizing meeting Tuesday Jan 17th 6:30pm 1st Ave & East 10th St. Manhattan

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Lisa Ramaci of the Lower East Side has put together an organizing meeting for HDFCs in the East Village, Lower East Side & Chinatown.  Also invited are HDFC folks from around NYC who are interested in organizing their neighborhoods.  The HDFC Coalition will be present as well. We would like to spend a bit of time explaining what HPD’s proposal is all about for those who are new to this, then update the group about the recent efforts to stop HPD’s plan, and then talk about how we can organize our fellow shareholders to put even more pressure on our elected officials. You will be able to break into groups from your own area to get to know each other better and strategize.

For those who wish to help organize, we will provide a list of addresses for practically every HDFCs in NYC.

We CAN win this and we are already making a huge impact, but we must raise the volume even higher. It’s fun and empowering to get involved! You WILL meet people just like you who will want to join with you. We hope to see you there if you are an HDFC shareholder in the area, or if you wish to discuss strategy and go back to your own neighborhood to organize.

RSVP: Not required to RSVP, but it would be helpful. If you plan to come, please send Lisa an email at l.ramaci@hotmail.com  and put “RSVP 1 person” in the subject line if you are coming by yourself, or “RSVP 2 people” if two of you are coming, etc.

Download the flyer, email to friends and post in your building: English here and Spanish here.