Is Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan Working?

When Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014, he pitched a plan to rezone 15 neighborhoods and build 200,000 affordable apartments as a solution to New York City’s multi-decade housing crisis. Six years into his tenure, the city has hit major roadblocks to passing new rezonings and implementing mandatory inclusionary housing (MIH), which were supposed to be two of the mayor’s banner policies for developing new apartments……

…..Affordable housing advocates like the Citizens Housing & Planning Council agree. Jessica Katz, the nonprofit’s executive director and a former development official at HPD, said that Soho/Noho “is our chance to prove that we are serious about combating income inequality and providing affordable housing opportunities in all NYC neighborhoods. This is where the rubber meets the road for the Mayor’s agenda to make NYC the fairest big city in America.”


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