Panel Discussion: Investor Invasion of the Small Homes Market in Queens

In July 2019, Chhaya published a report entitled, “investor Invasion: The Changing Landscape of Small Home Investors in Queens.” The report reveals a trend in homebuyers being priced out of purchasing small homes (one and two-family houses) in neighborhoods that, not long ago, were affordable for low-to-moderate income (LMI) immigrant communities. After a year of research and client-counseling sessions, Chhaya found a significant increase in real-estate investor activity in the Queens small homes market. Neighborhoods that overcame the barrier of redlining, now face a new threat linked to gentrification.

To expound on this issue, Chhaya has organized a panel discussion with the paper’s author and experts in the field. This event is hosted by CUNY Law’s Community & Economic Development Clinic at the CUNY Law School..

Moderated by: Annetta Seecharran, Executive Director, Chhaya CDC

Panelists: Lena Afridi, Director of Policy, ANHD; Tarry Hum, Professor and Chair of Queens College’s Department of Urban Studies; Christie Peale, CEO and Executive Director of CNYCN; William Spisak, Program Director, Economic Justice, Chhaya CDC.

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