Contacts: Nancy Guida, 212.431.2325,
Ross Sandler, Professor of Law and Director, Center for New York City Law, 212.431.2869,
October 20th Center for New York City Law Breakfast Forum hosts NYC Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development Shaun Donovan
NEW YORK, NY, October 18, 2006— Shaun Donovan, NYC Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), will speak Friday, October 20, 2006 at 8:15 a.m. as part of the latest breakfast forum sponsored by the Center for New York City Law.
Donovan’s talk is entitled “Meeting the Challenges of Affordability: Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan.” Commissioner Donovan is leading HPD in implementing a ten-year $7.5 billion New Housing Marketplace Plan, which will provide 165,000 affordable homes for 500,000 New Yorkers. The housing plan is the largest municipal housing plan in the nation’s history, and is cultivating innovative partnerships and pioneering new tools in affordable housing. Discussion will follow.
A Web cast will also be available at
The open forum is part of the Center for New York City Law’s Breakfast Series. The event will be held at on campus at 47 Worth Street (between Church Street and West Broadway). Media coverage is invited but seating is limited. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Reservations can be placed at
The Center for New York City Law
was founded in 1993 by New York Law School Professor Ross Sandler. The academic and public mission of the Center is to provide information about, and analysis of, the laws and legal processes that govern New York City. The Center’s ultimate goal is to make the City’s government and decisions more fair, comprehensible, and open to the public. The Center pursues its mission by scholarly research and writing; and by widely disseminating information about New York City in accessible and easily understood formats. As a constituent of New York Law School, the Center draws heavily on the Law School’s faculty, staff and students, and on an Advisory Council of governmental and civic leaders. The Center’s funding comes from sales of its publications and CLE course fees; foundation grants; private support; and subsidies from New York Law School. The Center writes and edits publications; sponsors events, courses and symposia; develops urban government courses and curricula; maintains a research-based Web site; and owns a specialized New York City Charter and government library.