Supportive housing works. But some works better than the rest. Providers are using their experiences during the first 26 years of supportive housing construction to refine their model as a new wave looms.
Recent citywide projects like the mayor's affordable-housing plan have reignited long-standing critiques of community boards—about the value of their advisory votes and how effective they are at reflecting the will of the diverse community districts they represent.
Mayor Bloomberg did a lot to improve how the city's Department of Sanitation operates. Now, Mayor de Blasio is taking on the other half of our sanitation system, the commercial side.
Ethnic concentration is not inherently harmful, but segregation can affect individual outcomes by constraining residential options and shaping the resources and services available in the neighborhoods in which different groups live.