NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer Joins AFL-CIO HIT, and Local Labor, Religious and Political Leaders in Announcing Historic Partnership to Construct $300 Million of Affordable Housing in Brooklyn, Bronx and Jersey City

Project To Be 100% Union-Built; Apprenticeship Program Will Train Community Residents

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR NEW YORK CITY ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015

Dec 10, 2015, 09:18 ET from AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust:

WHO:

  • Scott M. Stringer - Comptroller, New York City
  • Dick Ravitch - Chairman, AFL-CIO HIT
  • Steve Coyle - CEO, AFL-CIO HIT
  • David Aviles - Executive Director, United Clergy Task Force
  • Gary LaBarbera - President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  • Ruben Diaz, Jr. - Bronx Borough President
  • Eric L. Adams - Brooklyn Borough President
  • Vincent Alvarez - President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Letitia James - Public Advocate, City of New York

WHAT:
At press conference, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) will announce a partnership with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO to convene a coalition of unions, area religious institutions and developers known as the United Clergy Task Force (UCTF) to build $300 million in affordable housing, community centers and care facilities on sites located in the Metro area.  The initial projects slated for development in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Jersey City will utilize all union labor, and a robust apprenticeship program provided by the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) that will train local community residents for jobs.  Following the announcement, there will be refreshments and a carnival for kids.

WHEN:
Saturday, December 12
10 am to 12 pm

WHERE:
Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027

Media Contact:
Michael K. Frisby, 202-625-4328; mike@frisbyassociates.com 
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SOURCE AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust