Right now Yonkers is at a critical moment in its history. With 'cranes in the sky' across the downtown, it's important that we seize the moment to put measures in place to ensure that the development that's happening will benefit our communities, and not displace them.
The next phase of our neighborhood action plan is to craft and build broad based support for a set of local policies that will require large developers who receive city subsidies to reinvest in our neighborhoods by providing affordable housing, local hiring, prevailing wages, as well as other community benefits.
Over the next few months, we will be holding trainings, information sessions, and community conversations to get feedback and build effective leadership, particularly among youth, with the goal of getting these policies passed in 2018, and changing the character of development in OUR City of Yonkers.
How you can help: