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ABNYChats: Unlocking New Housing in the New Budget
February 21 @ 8:30 amFree Want a discount? Become a member!
Join us on Wednesday, February 21st, for ABNYChats: Unlocking New Housing in the New Budget, a conversation between Senator Brian Kavanagh and Rafael Cestero, the President and CEO of the Community Preservation Corporation. They will engage in a conversation to discuss housing policies within the State’s budget negotiations, how those specific policies and strategies have shifted since last year, and how new housing production in New York may – or may not – change.
Doors Open: 8:30 a.m., Program Begins: 9:00 a.m.
We hope you will join us for this important event
State Senator Brian Kavanagh
Senator Brian Kavanagh represents more than 330,000 residents in New York’s Senate District 27, covering neighborhoods across lower Manhattan from the Battery to 14th Street, including Tribeca, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, SoHo, NoHo, Greenwich Village and the East Village.
Brian was first elected to the Senate in 2017 after representing the 74th District on Manhattan’s East Side in the State Assembly, where he was elected to six terms, beginning in 2006. His work has focused on affordable housing, gun violence prevention, environmental sustainability, democracy and open government, and economic and social justice. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction, and Community Development, Brian has built on his decades of advocating for access to high quality, safe, affordable housing for all New Yorkers. In 2019, he led the Senate effort to enact the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA), which gave New York the strongest tenant protections in the nation.
Rafael E. Cestero
A recognized leader in the community development finance industry, Rafael E. Cestero brings more than 30 years of experience in tackling the most pressing housing challenges cities across the nation are facing.
Upon joining The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) in January of 2012, Mr. Cestero put his extensive background in the public and private sectors to work leading the organization through a significant restructure and capitalization process following the great recession. His work with senior leadership and board of directors led to the company’s return to financial strength and renewed focus on its mission and the expansion of its social impact. As a AA- S&P rated company, CPC now stands as one of the most financially strong and impactful nonprofit multifamily finance companies in the country.