Last night in my column It’s Time For Some Real Talk With AJ Woodson, I gave an update on the Greenburgh Housing Relocation Crisis informing the readers that Greenburgh Housing Authority’s Executive Director Raju Abraham sent a strongly worded email, Thursday afternoon to the Greenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee that if they continue with their scheduled Rally, Sunday, August 22nd that they will be arrested.
This afternoon Black Westchester received an email from Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner informing us those participating in Sunday’s rally at 100 Greenvale Circle, Greenburgh Heights LLC, will not be arrested.
The Housing authority will allow the meeting to take place on Sunday. Spoke with Bishop Preston. No one will be arrested for attending on private property or speaking out. The Housing Authority advised me that they are making an effort to relocate tenants to the Greenburgh/White Plains area during the renovations. PAUL FEINER
While some of the housing advocates thanked Black Westchester and consider the reversal a victory, we warn them to keep the heat on. Residents are still being relocated and will be outpriced when the renovations are completed there is still much work to do, the is still much more work to do.
We wanted to acknowledge the Greenburgh Housing Authority and Town Supervisor Feiner for their reversal, allowing advocate and tenants to exercise their first amendment rights. We do understand part of the reversal they just simply avoided the negative press they would have received as our camera documented older Black women being arrested, something that would not simply go away in today’s society.
Stay Tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story. As promised we will continue following this story to the end! Look for coverage of Sunday’s rally.