Housing

New York City

A timeline of arsenic contamination at the Jacob Riis public housing complex

It’s still unclear when New York City Housing Authority officials knew of the water conditions and why they didn’t inform residents sooner.

New York City

New York City’s real estate subsidy program is dead. What should a revived version look like?

Should developers get a shorter tax exemption period? Be made to offer more deeply affordable units? These details will determine if the 421-a program reemerges.

New York City

YIMBY group targets local council member on Bronx rezoning

A new ad campaign from Open New York calls on Council Member Marjorie Velázquez to support the controversial rezoning in Throggs Neck.

Housing

Could NYCHA really fall into private hands?

Officials supporting a new public housing trust to fund billions in repairs say no, but the law says yes.

Housing

Can Adams’ citywide affordable housing plan finally tear down the NIMBY wall?

When deeply affordable housing is proposed for neighborhoods other than the poorest, locals shout it down. Is the city ready to plow over the outrage?

Housing

Why are rent stabilized tenants getting rent hikes?

New York City has a housing affordability crisis. So why are 2 million rent stabilized tenants getting a rent increase?

Housing

Legislators poised to let 421-a expire

With only three days left in the scheduled legislative session remaining, it appears the controversial tax break to incentivize developers to build affordable housing won’t have a replacement this year.

Housing

City Council to push for more affordable housing investment in budget negotiations

Council members and advocates said an extra $5 billion over 10 years won’t be enough to address a housing affordability crisis.

Housing

What you need to know about rent hikes in New York City

Rent stabilized tenants could face up to 4% and 6% increases. Tenant advocates say those hikes are enough to devastate renters.

Opinion

Opinion: Floor area limits are hindering affordable housing development

The state’s Multiple Dwelling Law needs to be fixed by Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature before the end of the session.

Housing

Lawmakers to Hochul: Get that developer tax break out of our budget

State officials say that debate over replacing the controversial 421-a program to incentivize affordable housing should wait until after the budget.

Housing

11 New York Congress members throw their support behind ‘good cause’ eviction bill

The lawmakers lauded the bill, which would limit rent increases and aims to prevent “unreasonable” evictions.

New York City

Council member to colleagues: Don’t bother giving NYCHA your money

Rafael Salamanca Jr., at a hearing Tuesday, warned his fellow council members that they’ll be frustrated, just like him, if they provide the city’s housing authority with funding and expect things done.

Housing

Hochul’s reversal on granny flats is an exercise in compromise

The new governor wanted to increase housing density in the suburbs through the budget, but she changed course after getting negative reactions from the ‘burbs.

Housing

New York City housing advocates ‘extremely disappointed’ by Eric Adams’ budget

Multiple advocacy groups said Adams’ preliminary budget released Wednesday did not meet his housing campaign promises.

Housing

Hochul proposes 421-a 2.0

The governor said she would replace the controversial tax abatement with something better, but its bones are the same