Worried about the city’s homelessness and affordable housing crises, and how they’re connected to speculative developers harassing tenants out of affordable housing units, Custodio is now active in organizing for permanently affordable housing, as a founding board member of the East Harlem-El Barrio Community Land Trust. It’s one of a citywide network of groups that is feverishly working to finalize and submit a response to a new request for expressions of interest (RFEI) from the city to identify qualified groups that are interested in forming a community land trust (CLT).

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