Can we boost our housing supply with basement apartments?

Join us at a launch breakfast for CHPC’s new study on BASEMENT APARTMENT LEGALIZATION to find out!

With very special guest MARY-ANNE BEDARD, Housing Stability Policy & Strategic Investments of the City of Toronto

Join the Citizens Housing and Planning Council on Thursday February 16th for third installment of our Beds Books & Basements civic dialogue series.  CHPC and featured guest, Mary-Anne Bedard, will discuss the need for flexible housing typologies in our cities and consider opportunities and challenges that each city faces in developing one such type—basement apartment conversions or ‘secondary suites.’Mary-Anne will speak about Toronto’s basement legalization program as a resource for vulnerable populations including Syrian refugees.

Following the presentations, expert respondents James Colgate of Bryan Cave and Deborah Gans of Gans Studio will engage the presenters and audience in a dialogue focused on practicable solutions that can inform and inspire the future of New York’s housing policy.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday February 16
Breakfast 8:30 am
Program 9:00-10:30 am
Nixon Peabody | 437 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
Admission is free; please RSVP below!