Housing, Homeless & Human Rights

The Housing, Homeless & Human Rights Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please check the calendar page each month for the location of the meeting and tentative agenda

This committee deals with the provision of services and other matters related to housing and the homeless. With respect to housing, the committee monitors and reviews the services provided by the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development and monitors and formulates various resolutions on affordable housing, rent control and rent stabilization, federal Section 8 vouchers, the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption law and Mitchell-Lama housing. 

With respect to the homeless, the committee monitors the services provided by the Department of Homeless Services and meets with other private and public providers of services for the homeless including the Coalition for the Homeless, the East Side Alliance, the Grand Central BID, the 30th Street Men’s Shelter, and Urban Pathways. On Human Rights, the committee monitors all issues of discrimination such as proper enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Committee Members

Carin van der Donk, Chair
Richard Mintz, Vice Chair
Joan Beranbaum
Claire Brennan
Andrew Gross
Abigail Krusemark
Rajesh Nayar
Matt Roberts
Anju Suresh
Public Members
Jeff Zellan

Minutes and presentations from this committee and all CB6 meetings can be found by clicking the button below.

Resolutions that emerged from this and all other CB6 committees can be found by clicking the button below.

Committee Chair
Carin van der Donk
Committee Meetings
Next Meeting: January 18, 2021
Staff Liaison
Cody Osterman