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Rent Board Forgoes Freeze, OKs 1 Percent Hike
Pressured to Move, Low-Income Tenants Resist Buyouts
De Blasio Housing Plan Promises Inclusion, Density
Brooklyn Tenants Battle Gentrification on Many Fronts
Child Welfare Effort Avoids Taking Kids from Home by Giving them One
Advocates Waiting for de Blasio to Fix Homeless Housing Program
Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York
Details Delayed For Long-Stalled NYCHA Project
Tenants Form Union to Fight Gentrification
In Sunset Park, Demise of Affordable Units Feared
New Push For Banks to Monitor Building Conditions
Churches Become Housing in Bushwick
Advocates Want Housing Battle Fought on Many Fronts
How Vito Lopez Changed Bushwick
Forest City Ratner Again Gets Extension from MTA
The 2013 Primary Candidates on Affordable Housing
Tensions at Brooklyn Coop Reflect Mitchell-Lama Woes
Plan to Build on Vacant Lots Stirs Displacement Fears
How the M-train is Gentrifying Bushwick
Advocates Fear Homeless Program Threatens Affordable Housing
Originally a newsletter for non-profit groups and tenants in New York’s housing community, City Limits has been investigating affordable housing issues since 1976. While access to affordable housing is essential to a complacent citizen population, policies and initiatives enacted by political leaders sometimes fall short of addressing the concerns regarding low-cost living spaces. The battle for affordable housing has endured many setbacks and obstacles, and signs of victory remain unseen. Presently, City Limits continues to closely follow New York’s struggle to achieve widely accessible affordable housing.
The RBG made history by approving unprecedentedly low increases in stabilized rents. But it rejected a call for rent freezes that the mayor supported during his campaign.
New examination rules are aimed at getting banks to look more closely at the soundness of the landlord's financial plan and the conditions tenants are living in.
Amid widespread praise for the mayor's 10-year, 200,000-unit, $41 billion affordable housing plan, a few notes of caution were sounded.
From preservation to permanence, housing court to homelessness, here are some of the elements we'll be eyeing.
Advocates hoped a new owner would take on the troubled "three-borough pool." But they welcome a deal with the state AG protecting tenants' rights.
A new report finds renters are being priced out of housing across the country—not because of a lack of supply, but because of the inadequacy of our incomes.
The mayor's appointments to the Rent Guidelines Board will be critical to protecting nearly a million households.
Mayor Bloomberg left office celebrating the creation or preservation of 160,000 units of affordable housing. Which borough got the most? Which community boards saw the most production?
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.
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.
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.
Despite little outreach by the RGB, its 2014 hearings displayed a surge of tenant interest. The vote on a rent freeze will say as much about democracy, the author says, as it does about housing costs.
Inequities in the tax system punish renters, reward owners and contribute to economic inequality and the shortage of affordable housing in New York.
The agency says The Bradford, which serves families making up to $194,000, was a wise use of resources to achieve income diversity and supply affordable housing to under-served income groups.
A development that used generous subsidies and largely offered high-rent units represents the kind of deal the mayor's affordable housing initiative ought to avoid.
Some say New York could relieve high rents by removing rent regulations. And other people say the world is flat.
The Ouarterly Housing Update, published by NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, provides up-to-date information on trends in the New York City housing market.
A New York State agency audit detailed links between a substance-abuse treatment service and a provider of "sober homes."