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Occupy Our Homes moves to unlikely target: UWS

January 09, 2012 06:30PM

Occupy Our Homes, an outgrowth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has led demonstrations in far-flung parts of Brooklyn and Queens where it has drawn attention to recently foreclosed on homes that sit vacant. Now it is moving in on an unlikely location: the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The group will be guests of Community Board 7’s Housing Committee at a panel about Occupy Our Homes with representatives from New York Communities for Change, a social justice organization that has led Occupy Our Homes demonstrations.

“We on the housing committee spend pretty much all of our time thinking about how to preserve affordable housing on the Upper West Side,” said Community Board 7 Housing Committee co-chair Nick Prigo. “Making sure people don’t get foreclosed on is an important way of keeping Upper West Siders in their homes and preserving diversity.” [DNAinfo]