A stalled residential development site in Manhattan, one of dozens around the city. The collapse of the housing market may have slowed the loss of affordable housing in the city, but as development resumes the pressures will resurface. Meanwhile, the foreclosure crisis, overleveraged private equity buildings, vacancy decontrol and underfunded public housing are challenges advocates want the next governor to face.

Cuomo Housing Plan Praised, Parsed

The economic crisis that dominates campaign 2010 began in the housing market. So what are the gubernatorial candidates—especially frontrunner Andrew Cuomo—saying to owners, tenants and landlords?

City Pulls Back From AIDS Services Cuts

AIDS activists claimed victory Thursday afternoon after the Bloomberg administration scrapped plans to cut $10 million from the HIV/AIDS ServicesAdministration. The budget ax would have eliminated 248 caseworkers who help poor people living with AIDS get assistance with health, food and housing. The caseworkers' positions are apparently safe now. On Tuesday, the advocacy group Housing Works sued to stop the cuts. Attorneys for the Bloomberg administration on Thursday morning told U.S. District Court Judge Cheryl Pollak they were withdrawing the cuts, according to Housing Works' Senior Staff Attorney Armen Merjian.