Housing

Housing

Welcome Home Westchester on the county’s severe housing shortage

The group of organizations outline their observations and recommendations in a letter to Assembly Members Chris Burdick and Dana Levenberg.

Interviews & Profiles

A life dedicated to affordable housing

Valerie White, senior executive director of LISC-NY, reflects on her long career and taking on her current role just weeks after the COVID-19 shutdown began.

New York City

Building YIMBY support for affordable housing in NYC

A discussion with Annemarie Gray, executive director of the nonprofit Open New York.

New York City

Youth-serving nonprofits denounce termination of Next STEPS

The mentoring program focuses on youth in NYCHA developments that were identified in Mayor Eric Adams' Blueprint for Community Safety as the most impacted communities in the city.

New York City

Could New York City’s right to shelter apply statewide?

Some advocates and elected officials argue that the state constitution requires all localities, not just New York City, to provide shelter to anyone who needs it.

New York City

The City Council shot down Eric Adams’ veto on housing vouchers. Now what?

For the first time since the Bloomberg years, the council voted to override a mayoral veto. Council members said a package of bills expanding access to housing vouchers is a crucial step in addressing the housing crisis.

Opinion

Opinion: Albany, stop making excuses for keeping basement homes unsafe

Here are the facts that debunk myths about these dwellings

Housing

New York City Council pushes affordable housing package

Several bills are in the Community Land Act, including two that prioritize nonprofits in housing development.

Housing

Fighting for acceptance of New York City rental vouchers

How one nonprofit and others advocating for tenants are facing discrimination, bureaucratic delays and government incompetence head on.

affordable housing

Nonprofit to incorporate green strategies in affordable housing efforts

Local Initiatives Support Corporation is setting out to combat climate change

Housing

Opinion: Further reforms needed to keep discrimination out of Long Island housing

Nonprofit watchdog Housing Rights Initiative found that despite multiple efforts to protect the use of Section 8 vouchers, barriers for prospective tenants persist.

Housing

Tenants’ rights advocates and lawmakers tout legislative agenda

Activists, elected officials and tenants rallied outside the governor’s Manhattan office to launch their legislative campaign to protect renters.

Housing

Immigrant households disproportionately rent-burdened: Report

Nearly 434,000 children in New York City were in households with at least one immigrant parent and experienced rent burden in 2021, according to the Citizens’ Committee for Children analysis.

New York

Jared Kushner lied to NYC because he could get away with it

The Kushner Cos. filing of false paperwork on rent-regulated units and efforts to expel tenants is a failure of not just the companys integrity, but of state and local law. With the incentive structure of state rent regulations and a two-tiered legal system in which corporations get a slap on the wrist for ripping off the public while the poor go to jail for drug possession, actions like Kushner’s are inevitable.

affordable housing

NYCHA tenants deserve rent abatements for missing heat

The law requires a refund for uninhabitable conditions.