Monthly Archives: May 2014

Net Gain in Stabilized Units Reported

For some reason, you did not read in the morning paper that the City added Rent Stabilized units in 2013, for the first time since at least 2003. The Rent Guidelines Board.¬† reported yesterday that there was a net estimated … Continue reading

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Economic Integration Goal

The Mayor’s development team was out and about¬† revealing tidbits of his housing and zoning plans all week. Housing Commissioner Vicki Been told the City Council that inclusionary zoning plans would be crafted with economic integration in mind — specifically … Continue reading

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Older, but maybe not poorer

The City Council this week raised the income level for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption eligibility from $29,000 to $50,000, effective for renewals and applications July 1st. Mayor de Blasio stumped for his housing plan at the annual New York … Continue reading

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Housing Plan to Study Housing

Mayor de Blasio released his detailed 116-page Housing Plan, Monday, with these near term milestones: begin a study on mandatory inclusionary zoning; study existing inclusionary zoning rules; study how to speed the permitting and review process; and study vacant and … Continue reading

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How Much?

Mayor de Blasio delayed the expected release of his affordable housing plan yesterday to announce a new contract providing $3.4 billion in retroactive pay increases to teachers. He did not want the media coverage of the contract decision to take … Continue reading

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