The “Where We Live” report, released by HPD, outlines the city’s plans to create more equitable housing and capital investments by the year 2050 and further its Fair Housing goals.
The president has emphasized protecting suburbs from low-income intrusion. The Democratic nominee wants to spend billions to ease the housing crunch.
If we begin from the premise that our current system is built on inequities and injustices – as the WWL draft plan does – then the recommendations should look vastly different from the status quo.
Amid deep concerns about the way city housing policies impact different racial groups—and the lack of attention during the official planning process to those effects—some advocates and elected officials are pressing for change.
In January, HUD delayed a federal rule requiring cities and states to assess whether their policies made housing segregation better or worse. But New York is going ahead with its own self-examination anyway.
It will be up to advocates and the de Blasio administration to make the upcoming fair housing assessment into a meaningful discussion on the city’s racial history and future policy.