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Join CHPC and our partners on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am to discuss the importance of the U.S. Census to New York City and its residents—and how the housing industry will be affected and can help prepare for 2020. APA members! You will be eligible for 2 CM credits (pending approval). We need good census data for researchers, planners, and practitioners, and the impact of the census on NYC and its citizens. Panelists:

  • Rachel Fee, Executive Director, New York Housing Conference
  • Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Theo Oshiro, Deputy Director, Make the Road New York
  • Neil Reilly, Senior Policy Analyst, Citizens Housing & Planning Council
  • Joe Salvo, Director, NYC Department of City Planning, Population Division

Event details:

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • 8:30—10:00am
  • Robin Hood Foundation, 826 Broadway, 9th floor, New York, NY 10003

We need to come together to fight for a well-run Census in 2020. Find out about the progress for planning the Census, the potential risks, what is at stake, and what we can do to help.

  • We believe in facts! They are the foundation of our democracy and allow us to plan our cities.
  • Census data tells us about the demographics of our city so that we know where we need to build or preserve housing or develop services and civic infrastructure.
  • Census data allocates our financial resources and our political representation.
  • We’ll also discuss the risks posed by the potential inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

CHPC will kick off the event by demonstrating its spectacular new Making Neighborhoods map of the demographic change in the New York City metropolitan region. This project would not be possible without reliable data from the decennial census.

CHPC thanks its Making Neighborhoods project funder, The New York Community Trust, and our host for this event, the Robin Hood Foundation!