Housing

Lawmakers and housing advocates are calling for rent cancelation in New York.
A bill in the state Legislature would offer rent relief for struggling tenants, but landlords would be affected too.
Policy
[type_1]
State Senator Michael Gianaris
Gianaris and Niou want to cancel rent for tenants hit by coronavirus.
Policy
[type_1]
Former commissioner of the city Department of Veterans' Services Loree Sutton.
A major federal initiative, plenty of city resources and coordination were key in the city’s success.
Policy
[type_1]
Mayor Bill de Blasio riding the subway, his homelessness plan has been broadly criticized.
Homeless advocates, outreach workers and cops say the mayor’s approach doesn’t address root causes.
Policy
[type_1]
Despite spending billions of dollars New York City seems incapable of addressing the humanitarian crisis that is its homeless problem.
Despite damning reports, calls to action and billions spent, New York is perpetuating the crisis.
Policy
[type_1]
Brownstones in Manhattan.
A little-known practice is generating buzz among advocates and industry members.
Policy
[type_1]
Apartments in Manhattan.
Multiple tenants have reported that brokers are still trying to charge them considerable fees.
Policy
[type_1]
NYC tenants will no longer have to pay broker's fees.
While renters rejoice, the real estate industry fears the worst.
Policy
[type_1]
Mayor Bill de Blasio released a plan to end street homelessness in five years.
The next mayor will decide whether de Blasio’s new plan will succeed or fail.
Policy
[type_1]
New York City has been sending homeless people around the country, and now the cities they move to are pushing back.
A better payment process is vital for the program housing the city’s homeless, critics say.
Policy
[type_1]
20200405