Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Picture the Homeless!

As many of you know, our Intro 48 legislation, (http://tinyurl.com/48vacant)which would empower the city to implement an annual city-wide census of all vacant property (public and private) has been (despite its 29 co-sponsors) stalled since it's introduction in February. After numerous conversations with Council personnel and meeting all requests and requirements it has become abundantly clear that *if we don't move, the bill won't move.

*Free Intro 48! *

*City Hall Press Conference*

*Wednesday, the 29th of September at 11am*

At which time we'll feature a number of Intro 48 co-sponsors, including lead sponsor Melissa Mark-Viverito, academic supporters, faith leaders, members and allies who will speak on the need to pass Intro 48! Please do what you can to stimulate your membership to attend this important and critical press
conference. As always with Picture the Homeless, expect a surprise or two!

*Picture the Homeless really needs to see you on September 29th at 11am!*

Finally, be sure to check out our *Vacant NYC* , a dynamic on-line popular solution to the counting of vacant properties. Powered by USHAHIDI, a software pioneered in Kenya, *Vacant NYC* allows people to submit
information onto a map that anyone can easily access and use. So, when you see a vacant building anywhere in the five boroughs, let us know. You can submit a report in one of three ways: By visiting vacantnyc.crowdmap.com, by texting the address/location to 917.412.3064, or by sending it via Twitter
using #housingnotwarehousing or @pthny. That’s right! We’re showing the city how it’s done!!

There you have it for now. Please, let’s stand together in support of Intro 48 on the 29th !!

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