New York City is in the midst of an affordability crisis which poses an existential threat to the city’s characteristic vitality and diversity. Even during a time of rapid development in the affordable housing sector, many New Yorkers are being priced out the city and many more are struggling to pay the rent. Hear five distinct proposals on how to deal with New York City’s housing crisis from thought-leaders and activists trying to reframe our current approach to housing at the Museum of the City of New York’s Alternate Visions: Bold Proposals for Housing New Yorkers. A discussion moderated by The Atlantic’s CityLab journalist Kriston Capps will follow the presentation. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this event for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long.

DATE: Thursday, December 6th, 2018 6:30PM-8:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! Includes Museum admission ($25 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at 12 PM EST

This event is the second in the museum’s new series, Housing Tomorrow’s City, which explores the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum’s Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in the New York at Its Core exhibition.


  • Deyanira Del Río, Co-director of the New Economy Project. Their mission is to build an economy that works for all, based on cooperation, equity, social and racial justice, and ecological sustainability. Del Río is also the board chair of the LES People’s Federal Credit Union and the NYC Community Land Initiative.
  • Monique “Mo” George, Executive Director of Picture The Homeless (PTH). PTH’s numerous victories include passing legislation for the Housing Not Warehousing act that will remove thousands of units from being warehoused by landlords and placed back in to active units. She was recently recognized as one of CSNY’s Brooklyn Power 50.
  • Rosanne Haggerty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions. Community Solutions was launched in 2011 to help communities solve the programs that create and sustain homelessness. Haggerty is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Ashoka Senior Fellow, and Hunt Alternative Fund Prime Mover.
  • Howard Husock, Vice President for Research and Publications at the Manhattan Institute. Husock is also director of the Institute’s social entrepreneurship initiative and a City Journal contributing editor. He is the author of Philanthropy Under Fire (2013) and The Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy (2003).
  • Kriston Capps (moderator) is a staff writer for CityLab, the urban-focused site of The Atlantic, covering housing, architecture, and politics. He previously worked as a senior editor for Architect magazine.

Additional speakers to be announced.

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