University Settlement to NYC Council: Return Rivington House to the Community

Testimony for the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations and Committee on Oversight and Investigations The Lifting of the Rivington House Deed Restrictions Kevin Tobar Pesantez, Senior Housing Advocate September 29, 2016 Good morning, my name is Kevin Tobar Pesantez. I’m a Senior Housing Advocate at University Settlement. We are America’s first social …

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NYC Leader Visits and Learns at University Settlement’s Children’s Corner

A New York City leader dropped by University Settlement’s Children’s Corner to learn how the childhood center in East New York is preparing young children for a rich future. Council Member Inez Barron (District 42) toured the Brooklyn center on Monday. She praised the impressive amount of parental involvement and the high-quality facility designed for early …

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Executive Director Melissa Aase’s Response to Mayor de Blasio’s July 8th ‘Deed Restriction Process, $16 Million for the Lower East Side

Contact: Amy Brenna 212.453.0285 abrenna@universitysettlement.org (New York, NY) July 15, 2016 – Late on Friday, July 8th, Mayor de Blasio issued a press release stating that policies and procedures related to lifting deed restrictions would be implemented in the future.  To the Lower East Side neighborhood, he offered $16 million that would be “re-invested in the …

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Lower East Side Community Comes Together to Save Rivington House

Yesterday over 100 Lower East Side residents and advocates, and their elected officials, came together to raise their voices and be heard as they demanded that Rivington House be restored to the community as a care facility. Melissa Aase, Executive Director of University Settlement, kicked off the event with inspiring remarks. You can read an …

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