The campaign will have four main components. First, we will be gathering New York’s pro-housing organizations and advocates to form a coalition and assess the political landscape. Together, we will develop an agenda of policy reforms that can have the biggest impact. We will have an eye toward streamlining approval processes, encouraging transit-oriented development, and removing counterproductive barriers like parking minimums. From there, we will engage with the media and kickoff a grassroots campaign to turn our ideas into reality.
Galvan has already committed to provide funding to the campaign for the next two years. It is the first initiative of our Henry van Ameringen Advocacy Fund, and we couldn’t be more excited.