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Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold
Rent Board Forgoes Freeze, OKs 1 Percent Hike
Pressured to Move, Low-Income Tenants Resist Buyouts
De Blasio Housing Plan Promises Inclusion, Density
Decade-Long Feud Over Bronx Buildings Erupts Anew
Brooklyn Tenants Battle Gentrification on Many Fronts
Advocates Waiting for de Blasio to Fix Homeless Housing Program
Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York
Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building
Plan for Community Use of Barclays Center Emerges
Borough's Community Boards Push for Greater Impact
Housing Court Goes on Trial
Progress Seen on NYCHA Repairs in East Brooklyn
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
For Sunset Park, Proposed BRT Routes Could Help Foster Jobs
Opponents of the development sued over the use of parkland to support a retail establishment. A state judge dismissed the case, but an appeal is likely.
A real-estate industry report indicates that rents are rising right now but believes new supply coming on line over the next two years could slow or reverse the cost of a place to live.
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.
A 44-building portfolio is in foreclosure, and tenant advocates are hoping the city will pressure firms tied to the parcels' financing to sell to a responsible buyer.
The man in the elevator said he didn't know anything about the buildings where tenants' rooms had been left in shambles. Turns out he owned them.
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?
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.
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Could individual development accounts give New York City a new tool for moving homeless families and individuals from shelter into homes?
POP is different from most other real-estate finance operations in two ways. First, it's named after a papal encyclical. Second, it underwrites housing working-class New Yorkers can afford.
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.
Amid outrage over the stabbing of two children in a public-housing elevator, the author calls for solutions that go beyond increased policing or even surveillance cameras to include partnering with NYCHA residents themselves.
Inequities in the tax system punish renters, reward owners and contribute to economic inequality and the shortage of affordable housing in New York.
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.