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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

A "for rent" sign. (credit: Clipart.com)

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

Home for Sale (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Unaffordable Housing Has Pushed Young Adults Out Of Wealthy Suburbs

The wealthy suburbs on Long Island and in Westchester County have been losing their young workforce at a dramatic rate, and advocates blamed a lack of affordable housing.

02/25/2014

Chappaqua Affordable Housing Development

Quarrel Brews Over Affordable Housing In Chappaqua

The median sale price for a home in Chappaqua is $1 million, but many residents have said they would welcome more affordable housing. But building that affordable housing has proven to be a struggle.

02/18/2014

Bill de Blasio may seek higher taxes for owners of vacant lots. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Eyes Steeper Taxes On Vacant Lots

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a message for owners of empty lots zoned for resident construction: Build up or pay up.

11/27/2013

Bill de Blasio (credity: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News), Joe Lhota (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment)

Poll: De Blasio Maintains Overwhelming Lead Over Lhota A Week Before Election

The New York Times/Siena College Poll of likely voters gives de Blasio a 45-point lead, 68 percent to 23 percent.

10/28/2013

Essex Crossing

Mayor’s Office: New Development Will Revitalize Lower East Side

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans Wednesday to develop a large stretch of land on the Lower East Side into a new mixed-use development.

09/18/2013

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