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City Proposes Modular Construction to Create Affordable Housing in East NY

March 7, 2019
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City Proposes Modular Construction to Create Affordable Housing in East NY

The proposal would bring 167 affordable units as well as space for a new medical clinic and social services to 581 Grant Avenue. The city revealed plans on Monday to build 167 units of affordable housing on a city-owned lot in East New York. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development selected a project that proposes…

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Affordable for Whom? Comparing Affordability levels of the Mayor’s housing New York plan with Neighborhood incomes.

February 15, 2019
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A new report examines whether New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan is doing more harm than good. The plan calls for 120,000 new affordable housing units and the preservation of 180,000 more over 12 years, but it might not be providing enough opportunities to low-income people, according to the city’s Independent Budget…

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Closing the Divide: Creating Equitable, Inclusive, and Affordable Communities

January 31, 2019
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A new report released today examines housing in the New York City area. A total of 30 for-profit and nonprofit organizations were involved in the development of the report via the Regional Affordable and Fair Housing Roundtable, which tackles issues such as tenant protections, affordable housing, mobility, and segregation. The goal of the report was…

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NYC lawmakers join nonprofits in push for more housing for homeless

November 1, 2018
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City Council members vowed to push on with legislation that would require the city to reserve more housing for homeless families as part of an effort to expand the city’s overall housing stock – despite some resistance from Mayor Bill de Blasio. We can’t stand by and accept the status quo. We have the power…

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Brownsville Will Get 900 Affordable Apartments as Part of $1 Billion Plan

July 26, 2018
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Brownsville housing developments to focus on health, culture and economics to revive poor area By Katie Honan Update July 26, 2018 7:48 p.m. ET New York City has selected three developers to build nearly 900 apartments on three city-owned lots in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville as part of a $1 billion revitalization plan for…

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Brownsville Plan Update: RFP Designations + NYCxCo-Lab Challenge Winners

July 26, 2018
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Contact: General HPD Press Contact: hpdmedia@hpd.nyc.gov https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/about/press-releases/2018/07/city-announces-plans-for-nearly-900-affordable-homes.page City Announces Plans for Nearly 900 Affordable Homes and Technology Upgrades in Brownsville, Brooklyn  The City provides updates on commitments made in The Brownsville Plan, including development plans for over 880 affordable homes, and infrastructure upgrades Proposals selected in the NYC Co-Lab Challenge will improve…

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De Blasio’s homeless policies just got even crazier

December 12, 2017
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De Blasio’s homeless policies just got even crazier

De Blasio’s plan to use eminent domain to buy and convert homeless shelters known as “cluster sites” into affordable housing only raises the specter of future seizures of private property as the new-shelter effort continues to falter, the New York Post argues.

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De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

December 12, 2017
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De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce today a plan to convert about 800 units of “cluster site” housing for the homeless into affordable housing, dramatically cutting the use of private apartments as homeless shelters, The New York Times reports.

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Look where homelessness is growing — and why

December 7, 2017
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Look where homelessness is growing — and why

The New York Post argues that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s emphasis on rental subsidies to homeless families is responsible for the 4 percent jump in city homelessness, which has contributed to a wider national spike.

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House’s Tax Reform Will Decimate Affordable/Supportive Housing Development

November 27, 2017
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House’s Tax Reform Will Decimate Affordable/Supportive Housing Development

Potential elimination of tax exempt private activity bonds (PAB) which are responsible for about half of the affordable housing development across NYS. While both the Senate and House versions of tax reform would result in huge deficits that will impact all non-defense spending including homeless housing programs, the House bill (HR 1) that passed on…

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