Anti-displacement funding

Via Greenpoint Star, word that the City has finally funded three local initiatives to fight displacement in north Brooklyn. The $2 million in funding was committed as part of the waterfront rezoning (two and a half years ago) in order to help lower-income tenants who are being forced out their apartments by development. The funding is going to Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council ($475,000), United Jewish Organization ($217,000) and a consortium of 8 local housing groups led by North Brooklyn Development Corporation ($1,300,000).

Of course none of this money helps the people who have been priced out of the neighborhood over the past 30-plus months.