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.
The three sites are part of the EPA’s brownfields program, which helps cleanse and reuse properties with moderate contamination.
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.
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.
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.
New Yorkers were talking Thursday about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $41 billion plan to preserve or create affordable housing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to achieve an ambitious goal: building or preserving 200,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years across the five boroughs.
With housing costs rising out of reach for many in the nation’s biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to build or preserve an ambitious 200,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years.
Under pressure from the state Supreme Court, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration proposed new rules Wednesday for how many homes should be within financial reach for lower-income people in each town in the state.
A federal judge has ruled in a housing discrimination lawsuit against the Village of Long Island City.
Federal authorities are turning up the heat on the county, threatening to once again withhold additional millions in grant money for allegedly not complying with a 2009 housing settlement.
New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.
Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda.
Affordable housing is defined by the federal government as being below 30 percent of household income. DiNapoli says more than 3 million households statewide paid at least 30 percent of their 2012 income for a place to live.
The deal to turn the old Domino Sugar plant on Williamsburg’s waterfront into gleaming apartment towers, offices and open space is moving ahead.