affordable housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 26, 2015 . (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Proposes Rent Law Changes, Urges State To Act

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants state lawmakers to expand tenant protections for the city’s 1 million rent-regulated apartments.

05/05/2015

Police say would-be renters were handed fake keys for apartments they tried to rent in this building in Inwood. (Credit: CBS2)

Woman Surrenders In Scam For Affordable Housing In Inwood

A Bronx woman turned herself in to police Monday following a two-month probe of an alleged rental scam in Upper Manhattan.

02/23/2015

City council members look at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York's economy and housing market. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Council Looks At How Airbnb Affects Housing, Economy

City council members are looking at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York’s economy and housing market.

01/20/2015

Anna Villega (left) and Evelyn Hernandez say they were scammed out of over $10,000 when they put down money for affordable housing units in Inwood. (Credit: CBS2)

Would-Be Renters Lose Thousands In Scam For Affordable Housing In Inwood

Some people were just looking for a place to live in Upper Manhattan, but they ended up falling victim to a scam.

01/19/2015

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Mayor’s Office: City Exceeded Targets In Funding Affordable Housing In 2014

The city financed the creation of more than 17,300 affordable housing units during 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced Thursday.

01/15/2015

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N.J. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Ongoing Affordable Housing Battle

The New Jersey State Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday as it wrestles with how to make sure affordable housing gets built, after a state agency failed to approve revised rules toward that end and comply with a court order.

01/06/2015

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Thousands Vie For Affordable Housing Units In Trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is known as one of the trendiest and most expensive neighborhoods in the city. But now, a new building is offering staggeringly low prices to rent and tens of thousands of people are vying to get in on it.

12/30/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Timothy Cardinal Dolan. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio, Dolan Break Ground On Low-Income Housing For Seniors

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan are joining forces to break ground at a new community housing development in the Bronx.

12/11/2014

Sugar Hill apartment complex in Harlem (credit: Jane Tillman Irving/WCBS 880)

Low-Income Residents Grateful To Find A Home At New Sugar Hill Complex In Harlem

There were 48,000 applicants for the 124 apartments — about one-fifth of them set aside for the formerly homeless.

11/23/2014

Renderings for a planned revitalization of South Street Seaport. (Credit: SHoP)

Latest Plan Unveiled For Renovation Of South Street Seaport

A revised plan to upgrade the South Street Seaport was unveiled Monday – featuring plans for a middle school, a food market, and new housing.

11/20/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Westchester Taxpayer Watch)

Activists Demand Action On Affordable Housing Settlement In Westchester

A settlement was reached in 2009 that requires the county to spend $51 million and build 750 units of fair and affordable housing in 31 mostly white communities by 2016.

09/28/2014

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EPA To Clean Up, Rebuild 3 Contaminated Bronx Sites For Affordable Housing Project

The three sites are part of the EPA’s brownfields program, which helps cleanse and reuse properties with moderate contamination.

08/18/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: A development site at the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn is viewed on October 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Deal Reached To Expedite Affordable Housing Development At Atlantic Yards

The job of building more than 2,000 affordable homes near the Barclays Center — long delayed — is now expected to be completed 10 years ahead of schedule.

06/27/2014

FILE - Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town apartment complex (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Residents Rally To Preserve Affordable Housing At Stuy Town

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other elected officials joined tenants of Stuyvesant Town on the East Side Friday, at a rally to demand that affordable rents be preserved under a pending sale.

06/13/2014

St. Mary's Residence on East 72nd Street (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Convent Living Offers Affordable Housing Option In NYC

Realtor Brian Phillips said in a city known for extravagant rents, affordable rooms in convents are one of the real estate industry’s best kept secrets.

05/23/2014

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