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week 3 (2/13) Expanding knowledge, identifying and reaching key informants

From 9:00 am to 12:00pm. Class review ASSN 1 and 2

From 1:00 pm to 2:40 pm. Intro Assignment 3: Expanding the knowledge, identifying and reaching key informants (due week 5) New York City investigations.

Students conduct key informant interviews. Each student must identify a key person related with her or his research line, set an appointment, conduct the interview,  transcribe it, analyze it and represent the analysis in a visual format. Bring to class the names of potential interviewees according to your research line.

Potential key informants:

  • Larry Wood, Goddard Riverside Community Center,  community organizer
  • Brenda Stokely, Harlem community organizer, homesteader.
  • Jessica, Squatter 7th Street (building now under the aegis of UHAB)
  • Andres Perez, member, Picture the Homeless
  • Lynn Lewis, director of Picture the Homeless
  • Sam Miller, lead organizer, Picture the Homeless
  • Mary E. Brosnahan, Patrick Markee, Coalition for the Homeless
  • Tenant Interim Lease Program: Victor M. Hernandez (212) 863-7318 http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/til.shtml
  • Bruce Dale: former HPD Urban Homesteading Program official, currently*
  • works with financing of affordable housing
  • Trade union people re homesteading=jobs
  • Rosie Mendez, progressive member, City Council
  • Rob Robinson, formerly homeless, activist
  • Brittany Scott, NESRI, housing as a human right organizer
  • Wasim Lone, GOLES, housing and community organizer
  • Valery Jean, Director, FUREE, Right to the City
  • Tom Angotti, progressive urban planner, Hunter Collage, he has worked mapping vacant spaces
  • Peter Marcuse, progressive academic / housing
  • David Harvey, progressive academic, CUNY, Right to the City
  • Ingrid Gould and Rebecca Koepnick, Furman Center
  • Matthew Lee, Bronx homesteader and community activist
  • Officers of HPD / Division of Alternative Management
  • Roderick and Deborah Wallace, housing and neighborhood destruction in NYC
  • Seth Diamond, Jennifer Kelly, Department of Homeless Services http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/downloads/pdf/orgchart.pdf
  • Steven Banks, Legal Aide Society, homeless advocate
  • Harvey Epstein, Urban Justice Center
  • Diana Reyna, City Council, Bushwick
  • Nadine Whitted, Community Board 4 District Manager, Bushwick, she has this position since 1970s
  • Martha Brown, Community Board 4 Housing and Land Use Committee, Bushwick
  • Angela Battaglia, Executive Director Housing Office Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen Council during 1980s and 1990s
  • Scott Short, Director Housing Office Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen Council
  • Marty Markowitz, Current Brooklyn Borough President, advocate of affordable housing
  • Sister Kathy, Bushwick Housing Independence Project, Bushwick
  • Angel Vera, Housing Organizer, Make the Road New York, Bushwick

* Long term homesteader HDFC owners

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