Amen to New Housing? Faith-Based Development Bill Looks to Secure Legislative Blessing

While lawmakers continue to negotiate housing initiatives and tenant protections in Albany, supporters of the Faith-Based Affordable Housing Act are positioning the bill as one of the state’s best shots at passing meaningful housing legislation this year. “It’s hard to put your guard up when it’s the neighborhood church saying we want to build,” sponsor Andrew Gounardes told City Limits.

Mayor’s Proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Would Target ‘Range of Incomes,’ Officials Say

Mayor Adams’ ‘City of Yes’ housing proposal includes a 20 percent density bonus for developers—if the additional units are income-restricted. While City Hall has yet to finalize exact affordability levels, officials said they would be aimed at households that earn lower than 80 percent of the Area Median Income, roughly $101,680 for a family of three.