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From left to right, moderator Jarrett Murphy, Barika Williams of the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, HPD's Leila Bozorg, Chanera Pierce of the Fair Housing Justice Center and Councilmember Brad Lander.

What does it mean to take into account “fair housing” concerns as the city implements Housing New York and as it pursues neighborhood rezonings? Can we craft affordable housing lottery preference policies that don’t perpetuate racial segregation, but also help residents avoid displacement? Is income mixing a worthy goal and can it be accomplished without gentrification or displacement?

On Tuesday City Limits hosted “Fair Housing in a Rezoned City,” an illuminating panel discussion on some of the difficult questions surrounding the city’s upcoming fair housing assessment process.

Our panel, moderated by City Limits Executive Editor & Publisher Jarrett Murphy, featured:

  • Leila Bozorg, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Brad Lander, City Council Member, District 39, and Council Deputy Leader for Policy
  • Chanera Pierce, Policy Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center
  • Barika Williams, Deputy Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development

Watch the video below: