Housing

Housing

Dueling proposals to convert commercial properties into housing

The plan is enmeshed in state budget negotiations, with a gap between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris.

Housing

Rent hardship declarations spike

The number of renters suffering hardships due to COVID-19 and seeking moratoriums on their rent through May 1, has more than tripled.

Opinion

How the state can make suburbs affordable

New proposals represent progress on suburban affordable housing, but are insufficiently ambitious.

New York City

How COVID-19 has highlighted housing issues

Understanding the tenants’ rights movement.

Housing

NYC’s reluctance to end contracts with notorious nonprofits

The New York Times’ bombshell report about one of the city’s biggest homeless shelter providers points to its inability to hold shelter operators accountable for their troubling behavior.

Housing

Renters, landlords both say the new eviction moratorium isn’t enough

The new law is a temporary patch until lawmakers find a real solution.

Housing

The push for new tenant protections gains traction in Albany

Lawmakers and activists say a new eviction moratorium is the first step in a wider 2021 effort.

New York State

Ideas for a new New York

Experts, advocates and lawmakers on the ambitious policies that could remake New York after the pandemic.

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Lawmakers call on NYCHA to fix its ventilation issues

It could help prevent spikes in coronavirus cases as people spend more time indoors this winter.

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Housing

SoHo rezoning not a safe bet with Manhattan BP candidates

While most expressed at least theoretical support, missing details prevent them from fully committing.

Housing

Federal eviction order prompts calls for further state action

The Trump administration paused evictions until the end of the year, but it won’t cover all New Yorkers.

Housing

NYC’s plan to move homeless people back into shelters

Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement, it’s unclear what the city will do to help homeless New Yorkers.

Opinion

Build community, instead of fear, on the Upper West Side

Affluent neighborhoods should help solve homelessness.

Opinion

More housing is the answer to less transit

Upzone commercial areas to allow more housing in them.

Housing

What is the current state of eviction protections in New York?

A patchwork of guidance can be hard to understand for renters and landlords as housing courts reopen.