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Partnering with Churches to Develop Supportive and Affordable Housing

November 22, 2017
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Partnering with Churches to Develop Supportive and Affordable Housing

Fifty members of the faith community gathered at New Greater Bethel Ministries. Some fifty members of the faith community gathered at New Greater Bethel Ministries (NGBM) in Queens to hear how their churches can work with mission-driven nonprofits to develop supportive and affordable housing. Invited by Dominic Dummett of Signature Building Consultants, hosted by NGBM’s…

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Supportive-housing project approved, ending standoff with councilwoman

November 16, 2017
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Supportive-housing project approved, ending standoff with councilwoman

Darlene Mealy had been threatening to kill a development that enjoyed broad support The City Council is set to approve a rezoning for a low-income development in Brooklyn after the local representative dropped her opposition Thursday morning, reports Crain’s. The planned eight-story project at 3 Livonia Place will include 125 units of permanent below-market and…

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How tax reform could devastate the affordable housing market

November 14, 2017
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How tax reform could devastate the affordable housing market

Housing advocates are pressing Senate Republicans to expand the low-income housing tax credit program while pushing back against a House GOP plan that would eliminate financing for half of all affordable housing units, American Banker writes.

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De Blasio doubling the budget for affordable housing

November 6, 2017
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De Blasio doubling the budget for affordable housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is more than doubling the budget for his affordable housing plan to produce 50 percent more units than originally anticipated , a 12-year effort that will cost the city $16.9 billion, Politico New York reports.

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Mayor doubles planned senior housing to 30,000 homes

November 1, 2017
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Mayor doubles planned senior housing to 30,000 homes

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced “Seniors First,” a slate of new affordable housing programs in which the city will double its commitment to senior housing over the extended 12-year Housing New York plan, Real Estate Weekly writes.

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Local leaders blast Brooklyn councilwoman for opposing Brownsville housing plans

October 24, 2017
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Local leaders blast Brooklyn councilwoman for opposing Brownsville housing plans

  Housing advocates are blasting a Brooklyn City Councilwoman for threatening to block an affordable housing project slated for Brownsville, reports the NY Daily News.

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De Blasio revamps housing plan with a ‘major reset’ of extra money, more units and new timeline

October 24, 2017
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De Blasio revamps housing plan with a ‘major reset’ of extra money, more units and new timeline

Two weeks ahead of his reelection, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out sweeping changes to one of his signature initiatives, a 41 billion dollar plan to finance 200,000 units of rent-regulated housing over 10 years, Politico New York writes.

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Mayor De Blasio to complete affordable housing plan 2 years ahead of schedule, accelerate pace and expand goals

October 24, 2017
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MAYOR’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE OCT. 24, 2017 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that his administration is now on track to build and protect 200,000 affordable homes by 2022, two years ahead of schedule.

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Robert A.M. Stern’s affordable housing development in Brownsville approved by City Planning

October 6, 2017
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Robert A.M. Stern’s affordable housing development in Brownsville approved by City Planning

The New York City Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal for 125 affordable units designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects at 3 Livonia Avenue in Brownsville. The proposed Brooklyn development, called Edwin’s Place, would feature an eight-story building with 69 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and 56 studios. Read more.

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Engaging the Private Rental Sector to Address Homelessness

August 10, 2017
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Engaging the Private Rental Sector to Address Homelessness

Over the next 15 years, New York State and City will create 35,000 units of supportive housing, but not all homeless adults will need supportive housing or be eligible, Nicole Bramstedt, the Director of Policy at Urban Pathways writes in Gotham Gazette.

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