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De Blasio touts rent freeze he ‘instructed’ board to embrace

March 15, 2017
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De Blasio touts rent freeze he ‘instructed’ board to embrace

During a conference call with senior citizens about affordable housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to take credit for a rent freeze set by a board he appoints, but has previously insisted is independent from his authority, Politico New York reports.

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Cuomo proposes $1.4B project to revitalize central Brooklyn

March 10, 2017
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Cuomo proposes $1.4B project to revitalize central Brooklyn

The multi-year plan would address underserved neighborhoods with money for affordable housing, education, parks and job creation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a $1.4 billion initiative on Thursday that aims to transform Central Brooklyn, long one of the most troubled areas in the city. Central Brooklyn includes Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick and Crown Heights, neighborhoods that struggle…

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Brooklyn borough president advances plan to help NYC houses of worship build affordable housing

March 8, 2017
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Brooklyn borough president advances plan to help NYC houses of worship build affordable housing

Seeing a trend of churches being converted to residential buildings or selling part of their land for residential development, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams created the Faith-Based Development Initiative to connect houses of worship with resources to help build affordable housing or community resources, Curbed writes.

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Developer Pledges $500K From Armory Condo Sales to Nonprofit for Housing

March 2, 2017
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Developer Pledges $500K From Armory Condo Sales to Nonprofit for Housing

Days before a key public meeting on the controversial Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment proposal, the developer is promising to set aside at least 500,000 dollars from the sale of condominiums on the site to create a fund for new affordable housing elsewhere in the neighborhood, DNAinfo reports.

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Mayor Bill De Blasio’s State Of City Speech Focuses On Affordable Housing Plan [video]

February 3, 2015
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Mayor Bill De Blasio’s State Of City Speech Focuses On Affordable Housing Plan [video]

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio used his annual State of the City speech Tuesday to outline a plan to build hundreds of thousands of new affordable homes in New York City, an ambitious proposal he hopes will combat income inequality and change the face of neighborhoods across the nation’s largest city. “If…

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New York State Homes and Community Renewal Offers $140M for Affordable Housing Projects

August 20, 2014
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New York State Homes and Community Renewal Offers $140M for Affordable Housing Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $190 million for both building and preserving affordable housing, available by application to eligible organizations with shovel-ready projects. “Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live, and this funding will help get more New Yorkers into a place to call home,” Governor Cuomo said. “These funds will not only…

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City Council Approves Mixed-Use Overhaul of Domino Site

May 15, 2014
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City Council Approves Mixed-Use Overhaul of Domino Site

The City Council has given their okay to the proposal to transform the Domino Sugar factory site. Lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of the deal following weeks of negotiations with the developers. Council members wanted to ensure that there was a sufficient amount of affordable housing at the redevelopment site. Mayor Bill de…

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Mayor’s Executive Budget Draws Praise from Providers & Advocates

May 9, 2014
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Mayor’s Executive Budget Draws Praise from Providers & Advocates

Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday presented his NYC Executive Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 which begins on July 1. The $73.9 billion budget provides funding for the Mayor’s signature campaign initiatives, including full-day Pre-Kindergarten, afterschool opportunities for middle school children, an expansion of affordable housing and more. “Budgets aren’t just columns of numbers,” the…

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