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Tim Murphy

Policy

Policy

Evictions slowly ramp up after COVID-19

They’re nowhere at pre-pandemic levels, but a small but steady rise since January may portend a new crisis.

Policy

Policy

With inflation soaring, some lawmakers want to hike New York’s minimum wage rates next year

They also want to follow the lead of 16 states who annually index their minimum wage to inflation to keep up with the cost of living.

New York City

Policy

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.

News & Politics

Politics

Lobbyists navigate a more civil yet nuanced landscape in Albany

A more receptive governor’s office and a solidly progressive state Senate have created new opportunities.

Homelessness

Policy

Here are all the barriers to turning hotels into permanent housing

New legislation was meant to advance conversions of failed hotels into affordable housing, but it won’t be easy or cheap.

Housing

Policy

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

Policy

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?