At our September 28th member meeting at The Middle Collegiate Church in East Village, the Village Voice was there, interviewing members Caroline Woolard, Rafael Jose, Drew Kiriazides, and Malaika Martin.
The story also covers the proliferation of groups that have similar objectives: cooperative real estate and permanent affordability.
“The REIC isn’t the only organization in New York working toward cooperative real estate goals. Founded in 1973, the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board has preserved over 1,700 buildings and created 30,000 home-ownership opportunities, while getting to know New York’s low-income co-op community. And in March, the community organizing project Greater Brooklyn formed