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Opinion: Price Gouging is Crushing Low-Income New Yorkers.

(53 years ago) May 24, 2022 · "Unemployment continues to be higher in places like Flatbush, Brooklyn—my neighborhood—than in the wealthiest parts of the city and state. For my unemployed neighbors and those earning low wages, price increases hit us much, much harder than the richest residents of the Upper East Side who may own two or three homes."

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Councilmembers Cite Concerns Over COVID Safety in Visit to ICE ...

(53 years ago) May 20, 2022 · On Monday, New York City Councilmembers Shahana Hanif and Shekar Krishnan, alongside immigration advocates, visited the Orange County Correctional Facility (OCCF) to check on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees being held there—part of the lawmakers’ push for a state bill that would ban New York detention facilities …

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What Will it Take To Remove the Mold From This Washington …

(53 years ago) May 16, 2022 · Tenant attorneys, advocates and policymakers say the delays that Nichols has encountered demonstrate the flaws of the city’s code enforcement program, and the limits of a housing court system that can move at a glacial pace when it comes to holding owners accountable for unsafe conditions.

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Here’s How NYC’s $101 Billion Budget Addresses Homelessness

(53 years ago) Jun 14, 2022 · As the dust settles on New York City’s new $101 billion budget—and everyday residents are actually able to read the documents—housing and homeless advocates are tallying the wins and losses amid a deepening affordability crisis. The new budget, approved late Monday, directs $2.4 billion to homeless services in the coming fiscal year, invests billions more in …

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Fate of 25,000 NYCHA Apartments in the Balance as End of …

(53 years ago) May 31, 2022 · Proposed legislation would allow NYCHA to transfer 25,000 apartments into a publicly owned trust with the power to issue bonds and borrow money for addressing desperately-needed capital repairs. Supporters say it's the only real shot to drum up the funds in lieu of substantive federal aid. But many public housing tenants are opposed or skeptical of the plan.

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Opinion: Increased Police Presence in Schools Will Only Help …

(53 years ago) Jun 10, 2022 · CityViews are readers’ opinions, not those of City Limits. Add your voice today! In response to the horrific and tragic mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, school districts in “progressive” and “liberal” New York suburbs, including my own son’s school district, recently sent out communication verbalizing appreciation for the local police department and “assuring” …

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After a Year of Missed Opportunity, New York Revises Sputtering …

(53 years ago) Jun 10, 2022 · When COVID-19 hit, policymakers saw an opportunity: The city had interconnected affordable housing and homelessness crises; the city also had hundreds of empty hotels hemorrhaging cash. But a year after the state passed a law funding the conversion of hotels to affordable housing, not a single one has happened. The experience of the Paramount Hotel …

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When Developers Promise Community Benefits, Who Holds Them …

(53 years ago) Jun 17, 2022 · When developer Forest City Ratner (FCR) was in the midst of seeking final approval in 2008 for what would become Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Pacific Park development complex, its officials pointed to the promises of housing, jobs, and other items that were contained in the project’s community benefits agreement, or CBA. Moreover, FCR …

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Council Considers Faster Timeline to Phase Out Polluting Heating …

(53 years ago) Jun 08, 2022 · The City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection met Tuesday to discuss a newly introduced bill banning heating oil No. 4 by 2025, five years earlier than was agreed upon when Local Law 43 passed in 2010.

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As States Target Trans Kids, NY Lawmakers Vote to Let Homeless …

(53 years ago) Jun 04, 2022 · The legislation would amend existing public health law to empower children under age 18 who are classified as “runaway or homeless youth,” or RHY, to give consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services, and comes amid a wave of legislation targeting trans kids elsewhere in the nation.

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New York’s Legislative Session Ends, With Mixed Results on …

(53 years ago) Jun 04, 2022 · New York’s lawmakers wrapped up their work for the year on Saturday by passing a slew of bills aimed at strengthening policies being targeted elsewhere in the country, including measures to shore up abortion access, limit assault-style weapons and expand voting rights. Those issues dominated the final days of the New York legislative session, as lawmakers …

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Opinion: NYC’s Rebounding Rents Shine Light on Long-Standing …

(53 years ago) May 25, 2022 · CityViews are readers’ opinions, not those of City Limits. Add your voice today! Before there was ever a COVID-19 crisis, New York City had a housing crisis. The year before COVID rocked the city, nearly 50 percent of tenants paid 30 percent or more of their income to rent.For rent-burdened tenants, the pandemic sent them over the edge.

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Opinion: Forget 421a—New York Needs Radical Reform to Solve …

(53 years ago) Jun 01, 2022 · “We propose a new hybrid financing model that would combine a land value tax (LVT) and community land trusts (CLTs) to address New York’s changing fiscal environment as well as the housing needs of working families.” The 421a tax abatement is the Hindenburg of affordable housing. Initially ...

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Opinion: For Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, Housing Support is …

(53 years ago) Jun 14, 2022 · The ability of Hearts to Homes to support these youth in housing stability is a huge step forward and should be a model of care that all youth aging out should have the ability to get.

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WATCH: Bronx Assembly Candidates Debate to Rep Districts 81 …

(53 years ago) Jun 13, 2022 · Update: The 81st District Assembly race that was previously scheduled for Monday, 6/20/22, has been cancelled. Early voting kicks off Saturday in the first of two primary elections this summer. New Yorkers can cast ballots up through the June 28 election in races for governor, lieutenant governor ...

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Opinion: NYC Must Prioritize Housing Our Most Vulnerable Families

(53 years ago) May 31, 2022 · “For far too long, New York’s leaders have focused on stemming the tide of homelessness, and then struggling to meet that low bar. Mayor Eric Adams can change this with a visionary housing and homelessness plan and a budget to match.” Department of Homeless Services’ Prevention Assistance ...

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¿Cómo afectarán las nuevas leyes electorales en varios estados al …

(53 years ago) May 31, 2022 · Según un reporte del Brennan Center for Justice de la facultad de derecho de la Universidad de Nueva York, 27 estados han propuesto al menos 148 proyectos de ley para cambiar cómo se llevan a cabo las elecciones y cómo se determinan los resultados de estas. En seis legislaturas estatales (Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky y Oklahoma) ya se …

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