In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, residents are challenging a new development, charging it won't create jobs for those who currently live in the neighborhood.
By Sophie Kasakove (pcmag.com) Amazon’s withdrawal appeared as a harbinger of a new era of development in New York—one of heightened scrutiny and community involvement. The city council already seems to be embracing the moment: in a January report to the city’s charter revision commission, the council called on the charter to create a comprehensive […]
The Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance, a coalition of activist groups advocating for tenant protections, has clearly laid out a universal rent platform consisting of seven pieces of legislation.
By Rebecca C. Lewis (City and State New York) Before the 2018 state election cycle, universal rent control was not a common phrase among New Yorkers. When the idea gained popularity, thanks to the campaigns of progressive insurgents such as Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Julia Salazar, it seemed to some like an ill-defined pipe-dream. […]
About 19% of New York City residents, or 1.7 million people, lives in poverty
By Jim Brennan (Gotham Gazette) Right now, New York City’s government should be taking advantage of the Democratic majority in both houses of the New York State Legislature to make progress addressing the affordable housing and homelessness crisis affecting city residents. But success requires a skillful effort since the political challenge is daunting, despite overwhelming […]
Don't let landlords trick you into relinquishing your rights as a tenant. Consult a landlord-tenant attorney for assistance in court procedures and even before you sign your lease. -- Chereen James
Officials are currently seeking ways to combat the Housing crisis, where an increasing number of renters have found themselves searching for affordable units. Landlords are attempting to evict tenants in hopes of earning a higher rental income, and in hopes of delivering their property vacant upon its sale. In response to the growing eviction campaign, […]
Jumaane Williams, a council member representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Candidate for New York Lt. Gov.
When it comes to the cities of this world with the largest homeless population, our very own New York City comes second, with over 70,000 homeless. This startling figure went up since March of 2017 when it was around 60,000, and shows no indication of going down. Despite this, New York City continues to fight […]
NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton: “We have dedicated lawyers, counselors, case workers, and community advocates working to uphold tenants’ rights and keep our communities whole...”
Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton announced today $190,000 in funding for tenants’ rights and tenant advocacy groups secured in the New York State budget. The Flatbush Development Corporation with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Housing & Family Services of Greater New York, Fifth Avenue Committee with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the Legal Aid Society will be […]
"The surge in construction prices is coming at the worst possible time for booming cities like New York, Seattle and San Francisco, already dealing with an affordable-housing crunch that has increased the homeless populations and stoked acrimonious debates about growth and gentrification. City and state legislators have tried to tackle their housing problems with proposals to increase subsidized affordable housing, reduce building regulations and make it legal to build taller." - The New York Times
By Conor Dougherty The New York Times VALLEJO, Calif. — California is in the middle of an affordable-housing crisis that cities across the state are struggling to solve. Rick Holliday, a longtime Bay Area real estate developer, thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo, about 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco. Here, […]