Post Tagged with: "affordable housing"

Tenants from Brooklyn to Buffalo are facing rent increases, abusive landlords and an extreme shortage of affordable housing. (Photo via El Diario)

Report: Tenant Laws Fail to Protect New York Immigrants

Housing, New York April 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

According to a Make the Road New York report, New York’s current tenant laws leave immigrants vulnerable to abusive landlords, a pattern that appears also in the suburbs and the rest of the state, El Diario La Prensa reports.

19 Kingsland Avenue (Center) in East Williamsburg. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Housing Property Taken from ‘Working-Class Latinos’

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino October 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

More properties are being transferred from their rightful owners to developers in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.

Elizabeth Street Garden (Screen shot via Google Maps)

LGBTQ Seniors Become Part of Battle Over Little Italy Garden

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Seniors January 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

The city wants to turn the Elizabeth Street Garden in Lower Manhattan into an affordable housing site – to the chagrin of locals and open space advocates – with new plans proposing “LGBTQ-friendly” senior housing, writes Gay City News.

The Bedford-Union Armory in brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rezoning Criticized in Neighborhoods of Color

Brooklyn, Housing December 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Anti-gentrification activists question the city’s decision to transform Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory into a recreational center, a controversy that adds to the one created by the rezoning of East Harlem, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Housing 2.0: ‘The Power of Advocacy’

Housing 2.0: ‘The Power of Advocacy’

Government, Housing, New York November 16, 2017 at 4:50 pm

City Limits sees some changes in the city’s housing policy reflected in its new plan.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (far back) presides at hearing on the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

In the Bronx, Complaints About Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing November 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

City plans to rezone the Jerome Avenue corridor were challenged at a hearing held by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., reports Norwood News.

DeBoRa Dickerson. community activist with Picture the Homeless, in front of abandoned properties along thurs Ave. between 106th and 107th streets. (photo by Adi Talwar for City Limits)

A Push for ‘Housing Not Warehousing’

Housing, New York September 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Getting a handle on the number of vacant properties across the city will be a critical first step, advocates say, toward developing them as affordable housing. City Limits reports on the “Housing Not Warehousing” bills under consideration by the City Council.

El Barrio residents discuss the election of a new District 8 council member. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

District 8 Residents Call for More Protections for the Poor

Elections 2017, Manhattan September 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Ahead of the primary election, the residents of the area comprising East Harlem and the South Bronx are hoping that the new council member will protect tenants and small business owners, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

A rendition of the Far Rockaway plan. (Image from the EDC, via City Limits)

Rezoning Far Rockaway

Housing, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

The NYC EDC’s plan for rezoning Downtown Far Rockaway passed a hurdle in the City Council on Aug. 21 and seems headed for approval, City Limits reports.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Housing, Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.

Los Sures Executive Director Ramon Peguero (Photo by Carmen Glover via Kings County Politics)

On Poverty and Affordable Housing in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino, Social Services March 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an interview with Kings County Politics, the executive director of affordable housing advocacy group Southside United HDFC, or “Los Sures,” disputes the idea that gentrification has done away with poverty in Williamsburg.

Community gardens may become extinct due to plans to build more affordable housing in East Harlem. Pictured, the corner of Park Avenue and 111th St. in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Will Affordable Housing Mean Fewer Community Gardens?

Housing, Latino, Manhattan, New York May 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Community activists complain that a number of East Harlem community gardens will be eliminated as the city plans to use them to build affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hank Prussing's mural, The Spirit of East Harlem (via @ManhattanCB11)

Facing Change in El Barrio

Housing, Latino April 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Gotham Gazette looks at East Harlem’s plans for managing rezoning, development and the introduction of affordable housing.

East New York residents demonstrate in Brooklyn to demand to be included in the affordable housing plan. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

East New York Residents Ask that Rezoning Benefit the Poor

Brooklyn, Government, Housing April 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

East New York’s residents want City Hall’s rezoning plan to create more affordable housing for low-income people in at least 50 percent of all new construction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.