Civil Rights and Housing

Although segregation is illegal, realtors and landlords are still abiding by the past policies that allowed discrimination against minorities, especially African Americans, from buying homes and apartments.

Civil Rights and Housing

“Wealth is where past injustices breed present suffering,” says author Mehrsa Baradaran, in the Netflix Explained series. The racial wealth gap is “a measure of the white family and the African American family that is right smack-dab in the middle, the median. The median white household’s wealth – their savings plus assets minus their debts […]

What small homeowners need to know: tax deductions and more!

Not only does rental income provide additional revenue to a homeowner, it has tax benefits. The rental income that a homeowner receives is not federal taxable income and is thus deducted. Homeowners can also deduct the interest paid on their mortgage.

What small homeowners need to know: tax deductions and more!

By Chereen James With the influx of new residents, the increasing demand for livable space and the prevalence of real estate development, New York City may seem a daunting place for first-time homebuyers. But, there is no need to fear. With the help of a landlord-tenant attorney, a one and two-family homeowner can navigate landlord-tenant […]

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

Jumaane Williams, a council member representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Candidate for New York Lt. Gov.

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

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 […]

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

So, while the simple answer to whether color influences buying decisions is a qualified yes, there is more to the story.

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

Color psychology is not an exact science, but there are basic principles that marketing pros use to sell everything from greeting cards to automobiles. Much of it has to do with color. Yes, the colors you put on your walls, or on your front door, can help clinch a home sale! Humans have emotional reactions […]

Report Says Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Housing

National Low Income Housing Coalition released a new study titled “Out of Reach 2018.” It covers research on the affordability of housing among minimum-wage workers.

Report Says Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Housing

By Douglas A. McIntyre Add housing to the list of things low-paid workers cannot afford. While there has been a great deal of research about the problem, a new one crystallizes it. Minimum wages workers don’t have enough income to pay for one bedroom housing in many cases. Financially, two bedrooms are out of the […]

San Francisco’s Housing Crisis and Construction Workers

"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

San Francisco’s Housing Crisis and Construction Workers

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, […]