The Regional Plan Association found nearly 1 million people in the metropolitan region are at risk of displacement. Needed are programs to offset development pressure—and more caution about policies that make the pressure worse.
The plan commits the administration to the goal of reducing the shelter population by 2,500 over the next five years. As of Monday, there were 59,997 people in New York City shelters.
Remember Dave, that kid who got really tall fast, who towered over everyone in Mrs. Ambrozewski’s third-grade class? His height advantage persisted through fifth grade, but the gap started to narrow as other kids hit puberty in middle school. Dave remained the tallest kid, anchored the basketball team, was still the go-to guy when Sister Irene needed someone to reach something on a high shelf.