Housing

Policy

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

Policy

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

Opinion

More housing is the answer to less transit

Upzone commercial areas to allow more housing in them.

Housing

Policy

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.

Opinion

Opinion

Keep New York’s housing courts closed

To protect Black lives, extend the halt on all evictions.

Coronavirus

Policy

A rent freeze is possible, but the details are murky

A bill in the state Legislature would offer rent relief for struggling tenants, but landlords would be affected too.

Coronavirus

Policy

Who would pay for a rent suspension?

Gianaris and Niou want to cancel rent for tenants hit by coronavirus.

Coronavirus

Politics

Lawmakers and advocates call on the state to halt evictions

Many argue that evictions during this public health crisis could lead to more people contracting the coronavirus.

Homelessness

Policy

Will de Blasio’s subway homelessness plan be a train wreck?

Homeless advocates, outreach workers and cops say the mayor’s approach doesn’t address root causes.

Homelessness

Policy

How New York’s programs and policies are keeping the homeless on the street

Despite damning reports, calls to action and billions spent, New York is perpetuating the crisis.

Housing

Policy

How landlords could still raise rents despite new tenant protections

A little-known practice is generating buzz among advocates and industry members.

Housing

Policy

Some real estate brokers aren’t following new rent regulations

Multiple tenants have reported that brokers are still trying to charge them considerable fees.

New York City

Politics

Developers won’t like Scott Stringer’s new housing plan

The New York City comptroller wants to require affordable units in all new developments and eliminate 421a.

New York City

Policy

Relocation of homeless not biggest concern with New York City program

A better payment process is vital for the program housing the city’s homeless, critics say.

New York City

Opinion

Could New York City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning rule be overturned?

If a lawsuit against Marin County, California succeeds in the Supreme Court, the New York policy could be vulnerable.

New York City

Policy

Will the New York City Council cap real estate broker rental fees?

City Councilman Keith Powers introduced a bill to cap at one month’s rent the amount renters pay in broker fees, but the real estate industry is lobbying aggressively against it and the outcome remains uncertain.

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