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Housing Violations Not the Issue in Beef with Landlord
FreshDirect's Bronx Foes Weigh Appeal
City Downplays Ratner's Role In Carousel Recovery
How the M-train is Gentrifying Bushwick
Advocates Fear Homeless Program Threatens Affordable Housing
Call for More Regulation of New York City Co-ops
Report: New Mayor Should Stop Re-Housing the Homeless
Mayoral Hopefuls Asked: How to Pay for Public Housing?
Decisions New York's Next Mayor Will Face on Public Housing
Politically Active Bronx Artists Protest Their Own Eviction
Bloomberg's Homelessness Saga: Success. Failure. Now What?
A Brief History of Homelessness in New York
Bloomberg's Homeless Plan Was Incredibly Ambitious
As Homeless Numbers Rose, Clashes Over Policies
Debate Over Root of Shelter Surge, Mayor's Legacy
Forgotten History Behind New Brooklyn Waterfront Plan
Details Emerge About Plan for Private Buildings on NYCHA Land
Canarsie Braces for Foreclosure Wave After Sandy
Love, Hate and Closing Doors: A Day in Subway Life
Commuters Suggest New Routes for MTA
Only one in four survey respondents approve of the mayor's handling of homelessness, even though most say they haven't seen an increase in homelessness under the mayor.
Informal homes for people with substance abuse problems or re-entering society after a stint in prison often violate the building code and tenants' rights. But tenants prefer them to the street.
One candidate has his own housing plan. The other has endorsed a coalition's blueprint. But whoever wins is going to be pressed to address the specific housing needs of aging New Yorkers.
The project plans to target neighborhoods next to the areas it's already serving. Some would rather it target a clientele that's more diverse, and less affluent, than the current ridership.
Homeless policy has dogged the last four mayors of New York City. A recent panel looked at how the next mayor might turn the page.
Federal support for public housing operating expenses has been lagging costs for a decade. A NYCHA board member said a new approach might shore up funding from Washington.
The Department of Homeless Services announced a "decline of 28 percent across the five boroughs since 2005." That was the good news.
Congratulations to our two Ippies honorees, Ruth Ford and Batya Ungar-Sargon.
A report finds shortcomings in the mayor's affordable housing plan. But as many workers' incomes stagnate, any housing program is going to face very difficult math.
With a grant from the New York Community Trust, our 36-year archive is now digital (and fully accessible for free) online.
Advocates in the Bronx neighborhood where he died in a 2002 apartment fire are collecting money to pay for a grave marker for Jashawn Parker, whose story is told in this month's issue of City Limits magazine.
When a housing market collapse kicked America into recession, it was reasonable to hope that one benefit would be to reduce housing costs for low-income people. No such luck.
The city's public housing agency wants rules relaxed to allow creative budgeting. But advocates for residents want stronger assurances that financial flexibility won't come at the cost of tenant rights.
Brooklynites who fought against the Atlantic Yards development shared lessons they learned with Bronx residents who are resisting a different city-subsidized development deal.
Watch a video interview with the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in a 2002 fire at a Bronx apartment building that was under court order to fix its flawed electrical system.
When one apartment building owner becomes overwhelmed by mortgage payments, the buildings nearby are also likely to be suffering from lapses in maintenance and safety, a new report finds.
The number of homeless women veterans tracked by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has more than doubled in the past five years, but they are poorly served by existing programs, an investigation finds.
A new report on homelessness in New York calls for some shelter residents to be housed for a year to 18 months, so they can get the time and resources needed to become self-sufficient.
Amid a sea of praise for Gov. Cuomo's second budget, advocates for low-income New Yorkers raised complaints. That, plus the latest on NYCHA, city job creation and the sick leave bill —all in our policy roundup.
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Almost one-third of homeless families in the shelter system are survivors of domestic violence. Mayor-elect de Blasio needs to act quickly to more adequately serve this vulnerable population.
The episode and the web comments it generated revealed how easy it is to dehumanize people living on the streets. There are alternatives to cold water when stores need to move the homeless along.
The mayor-elect has warned that systemic change will be hard, and he's right. But that doesn't mean there aren't simple ways he can make life better for the 50,000 people in homeless shelters.
Homelessness exacerbates chronic conditions, reduces life expectancy and raises medical costs. Public policies ought to reflect that reality.
The next mayor will inherit a substantial homelessness problem. He should prevent evictions by giving tenants representation in housing court.
Report says NYPD tactics and attitudes unjustly target blacks, Latinos, gays, transgender people, vendors and sex workers.
On Monday, March 28, 2011, City Limits Magazine celebrated the launch of "Defining Brooklyn: The Borough Behind the Brand" at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Skylight Gallery.