Our Policy Platform


As many of you know, since March, a strong coalition of union members, tenants, residents, autoworkers and faith leaders have been working to make sure that changes to Jerome Ave benefit the community.  We’ve held 5 community visioning sessions and collected over 500 surveys, engaging more than 1,500 residents about the rezoning process.

We know the City is changing and we believe that there is a way to do it right.  We want change and progress, but not at the cost of exploitation, harassment and displacement.

We’ve developed a set of policy recommendations that translate our four main principles, REAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING, GOOD JOBS AND LOCAL HIRE, STRONG ANTI HARASSMENT AND ANTI DISPLACEMENT POLICIES AND REAL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, into action!

In anticipation of City Planning getting ready to release their plans for Jerome Ave, on April 18th, we sent them a detailed letter outlining our recommendations and the best way to incorporate them to the plan and the study. Read the cover letter here and the full letter here.


Call Sheila with questions at 718-716-8000 x125 or s.garcia@newsettlement.org.

Find the Spanish version of the platform here, the English version here and the executive summary here in English and here in Spanish.

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