CONFRONTING THE HOUSING CRISIS
April 11, 2019 - New York City
Katrin Lompscher in conversation with Julia Salazar.
From Berlin to Portland, there is an affordable housing crisis. This crisis has been created largely by a combination of housing and land speculation on the part of corporations. One clear strategy now in play by local and state governments and grassroots movements is strengthening and introducing rent control laws.
In Berlin, there is a proposal for a five year rent freeze, as well as a public petition on taking turnover corporate owned housing back to municipal hands. In Oregon, the state legislation has recently passed a rent control law. And in New York, the fight for affordability has revived the demand for universal rent control.
At this special transatlantic roundtable housing, Berlin’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Katrin Lompscher will be in conversation with New York State Senator Julia Salazar, along with Pamela Phan of Community Alliance of Tenants (via Skype) to discuss the future of affordability, the grassroots challenge to corporations capture of cities, and framing housing as a human right.
Thursday, April 11, 5:00 pm
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
275 Madison Ave. Suite 2114, New York City
Katrin Lompscher, Member oft Berlin Senate, DIE LINKE
Julia Salazar, New York State Senator
Pamela Phan, Community Alliance of Tenants, Portland, Oregon
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