Affordable-housing info session on the Lower East Side

Tonight, be sure to check out the launch party for the Affordable Housingcup_toolkit Toolkit, a guide to housing policy and programs in the NYC area. The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) has created the guide as the first in a series devoted to clarifying those confusing concepts regarding development in the city. The toolkit includes a guidebook to affordable housing programs, as well as a chart outlining housing policy in an easy-to-understand format. CUP invites everyone, from elected officials to local residents, to come and join in the conversation, which will address what affordable really means. There will be free community workshops on Friday, February 26, at 10am, 1 and 4pm, and an open house with a public demonstration on Saturday, February 27, from noon to 5pm. All events will be held at CUP's pop-up shop in the notoriously overpriced yet low-income neighborhood, the Lower East Side. Stop by 61 Delancey Street (on the corner of Allen Street) tonight for a free reception with partnering organizations like the Municipal Arts Society, the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, Good Old Lower East Side and many more.—Sarah Lerner