Affordable Housing advocates celebrate 10 years in North Brooklyn
by Andrew Shilling
Feb 27, 2013 | 1700 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Councilwoman Diana Reyna, Sam Beck, Daisy Lopez, chair of the CUFFH board, Miriam Buhl, Randolph Peers, Evelyn Cruz, and Antonio Reynoso, chief of staff for Reyna.
Councilwoman Diana Reyna, Sam Beck, Daisy Lopez, chair of the CUFFH board, Miriam Buhl, Randolph Peers, Evelyn Cruz, and Antonio Reynoso, chief of staff for Reyna.
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Since the waterfront rezoning of North Brooklyn was set into motion in 2003, Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH) has been advocating for affordable housing, education, health and economic development.

They set out with a goal to ensure a place to live for those who helped build the now-thriving communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

Rob Solano, executive director of CUFFH, joined roughly 120 guests, leaders, clergy and elected officials at the organization’s 10th Year Anniversary Awards Dinner last Wednesday night at Giando on the Water restaurant at 412 Kent Street, reflecting over the organization’s progress and its efforts in continuing service to the community.

“This year, our organization experienced strong and positive revitalization as we expanded upon our mission,” Solano said. “Our expansion includes serving as advocates for sustainable living communities that provide health, education, open space and economic development.”

The organization honored Miriam Buhl, pro bono counsel at Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP with the 2013 John Mulhern Solidarity Award; Sam Beck, Ph.D., director of Cornell University’s NYC Urban Semester, with the 2013 Daisy Lopez Leadership Award; and Randolph Peers, executive director of OBT with the 2013 Father Jim O’Shea Person of the Year Award.

“On behalf of all the 2.6 million Brooklynites, I salute and commend CUFFH for their unwavering commitment to enhance the quality of life for all segments of the community,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “CUFFH’s programs and campaigns work toward ensuring a vibrant neighborhood and borough.”

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