|The current economy has been tough on nearly everyone but communities such as East Harlem are making sure that the New Year will be brighter for low-income families seeking affordable housing. For H. Candy Vives-Vasquez, Executive Director of the 116 Street Block Association, the completion in 2010 of the Colon Plaza Apartments located on 115 Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues is a dream come true after years of planning and with the help from companies such as Moen, a leading brand of bathroom and kitchen fixtures, who believe in giving back to the Hispanic community through programs that support affordable housing.|
|Please join 116th Street Block Association Executive Director H. Candy Vives-Vasquez and Moen at a press conference to celebrate their partnership in solidarity during this Holiday Season. Through this partnership, Moen will donate all the bath and kitchen fixtures through its national program called “Alcanzando Sueños con Moen.” For the past two years, Moen has partnered with nonprofit organizations in major markets such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Central Florida and has donated state-of-the-art and water-saving fixtures that have helped to reduce operating expenses and lower the cost of construction.|
|Among the government officials expected to attend the event are Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito, Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, and Henry Calderon, President of the East Harlem Chamber of Commerce.|
|Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM|
|Colon Plaza Development Site|
|55-57 East 115 Street|
|New York, NY 10029|
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