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Turning the Tide: How Our Next Mayor Should Tackle Sandy Rebuilding


The Alliance for a Just Rebuilding, an alliance of community, labor, faith and environmental justice organizations, released a statement outlining recommendations for rebuilding the city and state post-Sandy in a way that serves all of its residents. In the statement, Alliance members recommend that New York City and State follow these principles as the basis for post-storm planning: our communities need immediate relief; equitable investment; transparency and accountability in the reconstruction process; and participation, inclusion and decision-making for our communities.

  1. tideOur Next Mayor Should Ensure that Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Dollars Create Thousands of Good Local Jobs
  2. Our Next Mayor Should Restore Lost Affordable Housing, and Create New Affordable Housing for Displaced Residents to Preserve Community Ties
  3. Our Next Mayor Should Invest in Clean, Sustainable Energy Infrastructure that Values Communities and is Accountable to the Public
  4. Our Next Mayor Should Include and Engage Communities in Sandy Recovery –and in Planning NYC’s Future

Among the members are these current or former Noyes grantees: ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Community Voices Heard (CVH), Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), Hunger Action Network of New York State, Make the Road NY, and Pratt Center for Community Development.