Albany Agenda

Maria Torres-Springer on why she’s ‘extremely grateful’ to Kathy Hochul

The New York City deputy mayor for housing said the governor has included all the city’s priorities in her budget proposal. The next hurdle is convincing lawmakers.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: It’s housing, stupid

New rental vacancy numbers should spur political leaders to act fast to build more units.

News & Politics

Rental housing vacancies in NYC hit historic low amid affordability crunch

The number of available apartments to rent in the five boroughs dropped to 1.4% of the total housing stock, the lowest since 1968.


Council authorizes lawsuit over CityFHEPS housing voucher expansion

Speaker Adrienne Adams said it’s now a wait-and-see over whether the Adams administration will comply with new law before a decision is made to take legal action.

Albany Agenda

Hochul touts her housing carrots for NY municipalities

The governor said there is increased interest in state grants to build housing.


Lawmakers propose creation of state authority to finance and build affordable housing

State Sen. Cordell Cleare and Assembly Member Emily Gallagher are sponsoring a bill to create the Social Housing Development Authority, which would build housing directly instead of relying on private developers.


Opinion: New York needs more housing. There's a real solution on the horizon

Rather than just relying on private developers, New York state can set up a Social Housing Development Authority to build affordable housing itself.


'The whole world is literally looking at us:' How New York City is using the migrant crisis as a catalyst for change

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom and Department of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow-Park detail the city’s shift away from the “right-to-shelter” mandate at the annual Upstream Symposium hosted by HELP USA.


Opinion: We can still make progress on housing affordability in 2024

Here’s legislation that can remove major hurdles to producing mixed income development and avoids further concentrating poverty.


Hochul wants to build housing on SUNY campuses. How will that work?

State university faculty and administrators are cautiously optimistic about the governor’s proposal to build housing on state-owned land.

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Hochul’s ‘placeholder’ housing developer tax break

After her previous proposals were rejected, the governor is leaving the most controversial parts of a 421-a replacement for others to decide.


State makes some progress with migrant resettlement program

After a slow start, about 100 families have moved into housing upstate.

New York State

Newburgh adopts Emergency Tenant Protection Act

In a unanimous vote, the Orange County city declared a housing emergency to stabilize rents.

Albany Agenda

Newburgh to vote on rent stabilization amid New York’s legislative void on housing

The city would be the second upstate to opt in to rent stabilization, declaring a local housing emergency.