Our top stories this week involve NHS and its efforts to honor the past while paving the future for Superstorm Sandy survivors, and Professor Barbara Winslow’s upcoming book.
The anniversary of Superstorm Sandy was last week, and Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC) was busy with supporting the communities that are still experiencing the aftereffects. NHS of East Flatbush joined the community at a candlelight vigil in Canarsie, Brooklyn to commemorate the losses and push for more recovery funding. The nonprofit also held a housing fair, in partnership with Councilman Jumaane Williams, which included a workshop on disaster preparedness, foreclosure intervention counseling aimed at educating and aiding homeowners and buyers in the wake of the destruction. The housing fair, which was free and open to the public also had experts on hand to answer questions about homeowner insurance, mortgages, water bill payments and other related issues to buying or maintaining a home.
In other news, LCG is happy to announce that we will be working with Professor Barbara Winslow, who runs the Shirley Chisholm Project at Brooklyn College. She has written a biography of Shirley Chisholm – which will be out this month – and we are thrilled to be helping her publicize it.
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