Common Ground, an organization supported by Seaside founders Robert and Daryl Davis for its mission to develop and sustain exceptional supportive and affordable housing for vulnerable New Yorkers, honored Alexander Gorlin and State official Marian Zucker, both of whom have distinguished themselves as champions of affordable housing in New York.
During its Celebrating Home and Community Gala, held in October 2014 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Gorlin was honored for his commitment to bringing outstanding design to housing for under served populations. Internationally renowned for his design skills of both major civic and prominent private commissions that have transformed the communities in which they sit, Gorlin has contributed greatly to Common Ground as architect for two supportive sites.
Marian Zucker was honored for her pivotal role in expanding affordable housing in the State of New York over the past seven years as president, Office of Finance & Development at New York State Homes & Community Renewal.
This year, Common Ground will serve nearly 4,000 homeless and at-risk individuals, and the organization fully intends to make an even greater impact on the lives of these disadvantaged groups in 2015 and beyond. Common Ground was one of only two housing nonprofits in attendance at Mayor de Blasio’s recent news conference announcing his 10-year plan to substantially increase residential resources for low-income New Yorkers, in large part because Common Ground is expected to play a leading role in making this plan a reality.