6 thoughts on “Advocates Wary of Lawsuit Over City’s Affordable Housing Preferences

  1. If the court rules against this totally appropriate preference then the whole ‘affordable’ housing scheme in NYC will fall apart because middle-class neighborhoods will want no part of it.

  2. All New Yorkers pay for the tax breaks for this ‘affordable’ housing. We should get an equal crack at the lotteries.
    While we disagree with a lot of the ‘social engineering’ behind the mayor’s plan, we think that the argument behind this lawsuit is spot-on.

    • You have a point but the political reality is that without the local preference ‘affordable’ housing will soon become low income housing. No councilperson from a middle-class district is going to want any of this in their district.

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  4. I seriously need an affordable unit but I feel like I have no shot at the lotteries because none of the new units, NONE OF THEM, are ever in my community board (#5). I was born and raised in Brooklyn and I’m still a resident. New housing keeps becoming available in neighbors that are near me but they aren’t my zone and it’s really unfair that I don’t have real chance of being considered for them.

    • I agree with you Angelica. I am in the same zone as you & have been applying for every lottery I see for over 4yrs now. None of the buildings in safe neighborhoods or outside community boards are contacting me. Some ppl (who fit income guidelines) wish to get out of bad neighborhoods & it seems like we will never win these lotteries bcz this system is not helpful.

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