City Limits provides in-depth stories on local and national housing initiatives, development, public housing, and events, job openings, and opportunities.



City Limits Coverage

Where Do the Homeless Come From?

It's not gentrifying neighborhoods, for the most part, according to a new report. Instead, it's the neighborhoods where people find refuge from displacement.

Trash Fight is Sequel to Bloomberg Battle

A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.

City Revamping its Affordable Housing Toolkit

Mayor de Blasio's housing plan was full of ambition and ideas. Achieving them will require streamlining and rearranging the city's housing development system, says HPD's commissioner.

Many Biz Owners Hurt By Gas Blast Still Waiting for Aid

The governor in August announced a loan program to help small businesses who were still reeling six months after the East Harlem gas explosion. But the money is still not flowing.

Long Before Today's Ebola Scare, City Fended Off Smallpox

A small 1947 outbreak was halted when the city vaccinated 600,000 in a week and at least 2.5 million overall.

Immigration Detainers in NYC: The Numbers

The city honored more than 3,000 such detainers over a recent 12-month period, declined to enforce 1,200 and received $42 million less than it wanted for doing Washington's immigration-enforcement grunt work.

New Tenant Protections: Got Teeth?

The city is doubling the fines for landlords who harass tenants and will publicize the names of property owners who get penalized. The only trouble is penalties are rarely imposed by judges.

Got an Idea for How to Make Cities Better?

If you've figured out how to help America's urban places attract talent, create opportunity or get citizens engaged, one foundation has a $5 million pool for you to tap into.

Brooklyn Hate Crime Spike: Cause and Effect

The borough's melting-pot makeup and authorities' willingness to label crimes as hateful are reasons why Kings County often reports more hate crimes than most states.

NYC Subway Scare Has Echoes of 2005 Alert

Then as now, the credibility of the threat was doubtful. Then as now, security was stepped up anyway. What's different now? There's not a mayoral race on.


Next 10 >

News Network

Agencies Almost Always Have The Last Word

Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
The Gotham Gazette

Court Upholds Columbia Campus Expansion

Columbia University's use of eminent domain to build an additional campus in West Harlem is upheld by The New York State Court of Appeals
The New York Times

A Permanent Problem Requires A Permanent Solution

This report from the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development finds that nearly 170,000 units of subsidized rental units are in danger of losing their rent caps by 2037.
Association of Neighborhood & Housing Development

City Hits Major Affordable Housing Milestone

100,000th unit is completed; city on track for New Housing Marketplace Plan to create or preserve 165,000 units by 2014.
Crain's New York Business

Espada’s Bill on Rent Limits Draws Criticism

Critics of a bill sponsored by New York legislator Pedro Espada charge that it would protect landlords who took their units out of rent stabilization illegally.
The New York Times

More »

Announcements

There's nothing listed at this time.
Maybe you'd like to post an announcement?

Jobs

Housing Specialist

George Daly House

Urban Planner

Manhattan Borough President’s Office

Chief Executive Officer

Habitat for Humanity - NYC

Director of Housing Development

Comunilife, Inc.

Maintenance Worker

Ali Forney Center

More »

Marketplace

There's nothing listed at this time.
Maybe you'd like to post a marketplace listing?

Calendar Events

There's nothing listed at this time.
Maybe you'd like to post an event?

City Blogs

East Village Feed

Brooklyn365

Kenmore Hall Courier

Fair Housing Blog