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.


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.

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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.

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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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Office to residential conversions – again – a focus of Adams and Hochul

The governor also previewed a goal of 800,000 new housing units over the next decade, presenting a united front with the mayor