Housing

Housing

Progressives score another upstate win on good cause eviction

Newburgh has become the latest city to adopt the tenant protections which have stalled at the state level.

Housing

Illegal evictions are rising across the state, but landlords rarely face consequences

There’s a growing trend of landlords changing locks and shutting off utilities to get tenants out without going to court, tenant organizers say.

Opinion

NYCHA needs big money for major progress

Here’s why the federal government should double the amount allocated in the American Jobs Plan for public housing to $80 billion and help bring much-needed change to the housing authority in New York City.

Housing

How do you make underground apartments safer? Many legislators and housing advocates say legalize them.

Though recent events have thrust the issue to the forefront, advocates have been working on the issue of expanding cellar and basement housing units for decades.

Housing

State lawmakers reach a deal to extend the eviction moratorium

Landlords and tenants both have reasons to like the proposed changes to a state housing relief program.

Opinion

The pandemic’s affordable housing opportunity

New York City should retrofit stores, offices and hotels to address the housing shortage.

Housing

Lawmakers are extending eviction moratorium the easy way

A quick deal gives Democratic lawmakers four more months to figure out how to avoid a potential tidal wave of residential and commercial evictions.

Michael Gianaris

How will New York convert unused buildings into housing?

Lawmakers are ironing out the details on a plan to renovate office buildings and hotels. It’ll cost much more than what they’ve set aside.

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.

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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.

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

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.