‘The Where We Live NYC Plan thankfully moves beyond the simplistic supply-side diagnosis and acknowledges the legacy of systemic racism. However, the plan needs to put forth bold and specific commitments to change business as usual. We can learn from other cities that have gone much further.’
Managing editor Jeanmarie Evelly talks with housing and development reporter Sadef Kully about the Flushing waterfront rezoning, where developers want to create a 29-acre waterfront special district with 1,725 apartments and other facilities.
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.
Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build or preserve 300,000 units of affordable housing seems to be on track. But is it on target?
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the city to the brink of a housing crisis. It is time for the city to design housing policies that retain the people who are the heart, the lungs, and the soul of New York City
Reacting to the drastic drop in city revenue, Mayor de Blasio has proposed shifting $1 billion in capital spending on his housing plan from this fiscal year and next to later years.
‘The de Blasio administration has had the tools at its disposal to produce more deeply affordable housing for New York City’s poorer residents, who are disproportionately black and Latino.’
The Landlord Ambassador initiative aims to recruit small- and medium-sized buildings into the city’s preservation programs.
The revamped housing plan includes steps to implement many of the policy ideas proposed by advocates within the last couple years, though clear disagreements remain between the administration and critics.
The Real Affordability for All coalition released a report strongly critical of the mayor’s housing strategy, while councilmembers acknowledged improvements but pressed for more low-income units.