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One Size Fits Some Symposium

Group Shot 2 (Ted, Paul, Vincente)

In September 2009, CHPC held a unique symposium at the Japan Society of New York which set the stage for Making Room.

Six housing design and planning experts from Tokyo, Barcelona, Leipzig, Montreal and San Diego came to New York City to share their expertise, experience, and insight into designing and planning compact, shared, and flexible housing that better reflect the real needs of our 21st Century households. Each international guest presented their work to an audience of government officials and housing, architecture, and real estate expert and then were interviewed by a variety of industry leaders from New …

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Capsys Tour July 2009

As part of CHPC’s exclusive summer site visits for board members, we organized a behind-the-scenes tour of Capsys, the premier modular manufacturer specializing in non-combustible buildings located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

From the Capsys website, “Capsys Corp. located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was formed in 1996 to design and build Nehemiah II, 700 homes for the Nehemiah Housing Development Fund Company. Capsys won the prestigious “Build New York” award as well as HUD’s “Innovation in Housing” awards for its approach and execution of the Nehemiah II project. Since then it has produced over 2,000,000 square feet and …

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Annual Luncheon 2008

Patricia Lancaster

On May 22, 2008 CHPC brought together hundreds of people from across the housing, planning, and community development world in New York City—and beyond—at its 49th Annual Luncheon.

Denise Scott, Managing Director of LISC, received our Impact Award for Excellence in Housing for the influence of her lifetime of work on housing throughout the City. Don Capoccia accepted our Impact Award for Excellence in Planning on behalf of the Schaefer Landing development team for their contribution to the revitalization of the Brooklyn waterfront. The Ibo Balton Community Planner Award went to Brian Cheigh, Deputy Director for Housing Development at HPD.…

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Annual Luncheon 2007

Jerilyn with Cory Booker

On May 24th, 2007, CHPC hosted its 70th Anniversary Luncheon.  Nearly 800 of New York’s real estate, affordable housing, and community development professionals enjoyed the opportunity to network with colleagues, and honor some of the leaders in the industry.

This year CHPC, along with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, instituted the Ibo Balton Community Planner Award.  The inaugural recipient was Michael Polo, Director of Queens and Staten Island Planning for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Bill Stallworth, Councilman for Ward Two in Biloxi, Mississippi and founder of the East Biloxi Coordination and Relief Center, then spoke about …

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