The Governor's Budget has Good News for BOA Communities
On January 14th, Governor Cuomo announced his budget proposal for 2016, and it includes new spending for Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program participants and other communities struggling with revitalization.
NPCR is a valuable resource for municipalities and non-profit organizations invested in stakeholder-driven revitalization of brownfields in their communities. A not-for-profit organization, NPCR advances the renewal of New York’s low and moderate income neighborhoods and communities of color through the redevelopment of brownfield sites. Through its roundtables, forums, and summits, NPCR facilitates discussions on the challenges communities face in their revitalization efforts. NPCR translates those discussions into advocacy for legislation, policies, and programs that advance community-identified needs and priorities, particularly on behalf of those communities burdened with poverty and multiple brownfield sites.
On Friday, May 13, 2016, NPCR will hold its annual Brownfields Forum at the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, with presentations on equitable development, evolving brownfields policy, a new groundbreaking study of the BOA program, and more.
NPCR's 2015 Brownfields Opportunity Summit focused on moving from planning to getting help with implementation.