Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua today launched the adAPT NYC Competition, a pilot program to develop a new housing model for the City’s growing small-household population. “Once again the Bloomberg Administration tackles age-old issues with fresh thinking and a willingness to experiment with new ideas,” said Jerilyn Perine, Executive Director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council. “This pilot project will not only create new types of much needed housing; but will also set the stage for much need regulatory relief to make room for more housing choices for our growing population.”