Interviews & Profiles

‘Everybody’s watching:’ Brian Kavanagh talks housing and the NY budget

The Senate Housing Committee chair said he “certainly doesn’t need pressure” to find a compromise on housing.


Opinion: Domestic violence survivors like me need housing support

To ensure survivors can obtain safe housing, Albany must include funding for the Housing Access Voucher Program and New York State Supportive Housing Program in the state budget.

Albany Agenda

Housing activists balk at watered down ‘good cause’ eviction proposal

Gov. Kathy Hochul could agree to a deal that differs significantly from the original bill.

Heard Around Town

Progressive NYC elected officials to Albany: No rent law rollbacks

City Comptroller Brad Lander, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and 19 City Council members said they “oppose any measures to weaken New York’s rent stabilization system.”

News & Politics

Laborers union asks legislature to include $40 minimum wage in 421-a replacement

The Mason Tenders District Council has already agreed to a wage deal with REBNY and now wants legislators to codify it into law.

News & Politics

Housing deal may include provision to let landlords increase rents on vacant rent-stabilized apartments

The Assembly speaker confirmed that bringing back rent increases to offset the costs of renovating rent-stabilized apartments is on the budget negotiating table.

New York State

Q&A: Julia Salazar on ‘good cause’ negotiations and why Solidarity PAC is nothing new

The state senator talks about the state of play on her landmark housing bill as budget negotiations ramp up.


Opinion: Shelter limits are not the answer to the migrant crisis

We need to find sustainable solutions to the crisis, instead of forcing people out of shelters.

New York State

Building trades ask state Legislature to step in on 421-a labor standards

Eight construction unions criticized REBNY’s proposal for a wage floor and urged lawmakers to take the lead on a compromise plan.

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Heard Around Town

Heastie: ‘There’s an understanding’ on tenant protections in NY budget

The Assembly speaker told reporters he hopes state budget negotiations will result in a deal on housing.


Opinion: New York needs an ‘all of the above’ approach to affordable housing development

Social housing, developer tax abatements, Good Cause tenant protections, building on state-owned land, accessory dwelling units – we need them all!


Where are asylum-seekers living in New York City?

The city’s sprawling emergency shelter system for asylum-seekers includes higher concentrations in parts of Manhattan and Queens.


City Hall and Legal Aid Society settle right to shelter case

The temporary settlement will allow the city to limit adults’ shelter stays to 30 days.

New York City

Opinion: Social housing is public safety

The “Homes Now, Homes for Generations” campaign will help build healthy communities where neighbors have strong ties to one another, which will reduce violence and harm.

Heard Around Town

New York City rent-stabilized apartment owners group launches podcast

The Community Housing Improvement Program’s executive director Jay Martin wants to chat about housing in the five boroughs.


City program to incentivize upgrades to rent stabilized apartments has just one applicant

The pilot program is just one way the city is trying to help get vacant units back on the market, city officials said at a City Council hearing on housing vacancies.