The city is moving forward with a plan to transfer 62,000 units to Section 8 housing vouchers under the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program but the program has raised numerous concerns. A panel Wednesday brought together advocates, tenant leaders and policy experts to discuss some of them.
The city’s proposal aims to bring affordable housing, open-space resources, transit improvements, economic development and health assets to the ever-changing Brooklyn neighborhood.
Today, New York City doesn’t have enough affordable senior housing to meet current demand. By the year 2030, the city’s over-65 population will be 1.35 million, 14.8 percent of its total.By the year 2030, the city’s over-65 population will be 1.35 million, 14.8 percent of its total.