Racialized Displacement: A Conversation About the NYC Housing Crisis

May 2023

tue16may6:00 pmtue7:30 pmRacialized Displacement: A Conversation About the NYC Housing Crisis

Event Details

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.


1.5 credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (transitional and nontransitional)


Nearly 70 percent of New York City residents are renters, yet rents are so exorbitantly high that the majority of tenants are rent-burdened. The housing crisis disproportionately impacts people of color and prices them out of the city. New York City’s Black population has declined by 200,000 people in the past two decades, tenants living in majority Black zip codes are three times as likely to be evicted as tenants living in majority white zip codes, Latinx tenants are the most likely to be threatened with eviction, and Asian American and Pacific Islander residents declined by 10 percent in Manhattan’s Chinatown between the 2010 and 2020 U.S. Census.

Join us for a conversation with housing experts on the causes of the crisis and what can be done about it. 

Opening Remarks
Jumaane Williams, New York City Public Advocate

Esteban Girón, Organizer, Crown Heights Tenant Union (CHTU); Delegate, Autonomous Tenant Union Network (ATUN); Representative, CHTU in the Housing Justice for All (HJ4A), Right to Counsel (RTC), and Rent Justice Coalition (RJC)
Leah Goodridge, Commissioner, New York City Planning Commission; former member, New York City Rent Guidelines Board (Event organized by Commissioner Goodridge)
Jason Wu, Attorney-in-Charge, The Legal Aid Society’s Harlem Community Law Office; Member, Manhattan Community Board 11; Co-chair, GAPIMNY

Professor Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law