Opinion: 'Good cause' is good policy
Not just for tenants but small property owners alike.
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Eric Adams visits new apartments in former office building, calls for relaxed regs
The New York City mayor touted the project as a way to increase the city’s housing stock.
As local laws fall, leaders call for statewide ‘good cause’ eviction legislation
In a letter to state leaders shared exclusively with City & State, dozens of local leaders pushed for the tenant protections.
Opinion: Hochul’s budget can’t afford to ignore homeowner protection from deed theft
With the threat of deed theft displacing Black and brown homeowners, $40 million is vital to include in the state budget to create a stronger line of defense.
Landlords seek a new $2 billion fund to cover COVID back rent
With money for the current rental assistance dried up, affordable housing operators say state aid can help them pay their bills and keep tenants housed
Kathryn Garcia: ‘Things are coming together’ on Hochul’s housing plan
Governor’s bid to build 800,000 units ‘not dead on arrival,’ according to her director of operations
Rent protections stand out in state Legislative session
Tenant advocates are confident that “good cause” eviction protections will get approved as part of a broad housing package.
New York City’s borough presidents are ready to build
They each have their own priorities for development, but there’s a sense of urgency to create more housing.
Being the city’s social services commissioner is a hard job. And Gary Jenkins is leaving at a particularly difficult time.
The New York City shelter population is at a record high, and more homeless New Yorkers died last year than ever before.
Opinion: Racial Equity Reports are a new and valuable resource for developing affordable housing
These disclosure statements offer important neighborhood and project data that can assist community members and stakeholders in evaluating development and land use proposals.
Interviews & Profiles
5 Borough Housing Movement forms to support reshaping Midtown
A Q&A with Executive Director John Sanchez
NYC’s basement apartment pilot draws only 5 participants
A program to bring some illegal basement apartments up to code has demonstrated the financial and regulatory hurdles to conversions – a setback for the mayor and governor’s housing agendas.
Opinion: Thousands of NYCHA tenants forgotten under Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Residents in public housing deserve the same relief that millions of renters received across the state, but instead face mass evictions.
Opinion: New York’s answer to the eviction crisis triggered by COVID-19 needs a successor
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which is set to close its application process Jan. 20, helped renters and landlords alike.
Opinion: NYC’s residential floor area ratio cap must go
Restricting building density isn’t helping to speed up housing production.
Zoning fights may become political liabilities in upcoming 2023 NYC Council primaries
Everyone is talking about building new housing. With rezonings under the microscope, will development sway City Council elections?
OPINION: Summary eviction proceedings must end
These processes are not only unfair, they are structurally racist.
Opinion: New York finally has momentum on housing and it’s time for a breakthrough
We need a comprehensive statewide strategy that sets clear expectations for where and how much we need to build.
New York City
Adrienne Adams makes her own bid for building new affordable housing
Following proposals made by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams, the City Council Speaker unveiled her own complementary plan that prioritized equity, while still pushing for new units.
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