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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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De Blasio Affordable Housing Plan Seeks To Diversify Community Incomes

New Yorkers were talking Thursday about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $41 billion plan to preserve or create affordable housing.

05/22/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces affordable housing plan on May 5, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Announces 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan

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.

05/05/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Set To Unveil Affordable Housing Plan

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.

05/04/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Administration Proposes New Rules For Access To Affordable Housing

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.

04/30/2014

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Federal Judge Orders Garden City To Set Aside Developments For Affordable Housing

A federal judge has ruled in a housing discrimination lawsuit against the Village of Long Island City.

04/26/2014

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Westchester County In Hot Water Over Affordable Housing Settlement

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.

04/24/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Has Few Regrets As 100th Day Approaches

New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.

04/09/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

With Pre-K Fight Behind Him, De Blasio To Shift Focus To Affordable Housing

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.

03/30/2014

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DiNapoli: Millions Of New Yorkers Living In Homes Above Affordability Level

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.

03/10/2014

The Domino Sugar sign at the plant's refinery (file/credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

‘How Sweet It Is': City Planning Commission Signs Off On Domino Sugar Plant Redevelopment

The deal to turn the old Domino Sugar plant on Williamsburg’s waterfront into gleaming apartment towers, offices and open space is moving ahead.

03/05/2014

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