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A statewide solution to New York"s housing crisis

In a lawsuit brought by The Legal Aid Society 30 years ago, Jiggetts v. Grinker, the state’s highest court ruled that poor families with minor children were entitled to a basic rent subsidy... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 21st, 2017

Is the solution to New York"s housing crisis right below our feet?

There are up to 210,000 basements and cellars across the city that could potentially be converted into legal apartments—enough to move the needle on the city’s housing crisis without... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2017

Tenants alone can’t make public housing energy-efficient

Re “The most energy-
wasting landlord in the city is the city itself” (Agenda, April 24): The solution to the energy issues in New York City’s massive public-housing system is... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 1st, 2017

Memo to the city: Don"t forget middle-income housing

It is no secret that New York is facing a citywide affordable housing crisis that affects millions of residents. While low-income families are in most immediate need, this crisis can also have a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 9th, 2017

Report: Affordable housing projects generated $54.5B in 5 years

As state lawmakers consider New York’s 2017-2018 housing budget, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) released a new report revealing that statewide affordable housing eff.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyFeb 22nd, 2017

Housing crisis caused by restrictive building laws, regulatory hurdles

San Francisco is too expensive to live in because the region's housing crunch is worsened by overly-restrictive building laws and regulatory hurdles, a new report says. The New York Times asked in an article this week, "Why Does It Cost So Much to Live.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 16th, 2017

Massey blames de Blasio-Cuomo feud for city’s housing woes

Paul Massey, the Cushman & Wakefield executive turned mayoral candidate, is putting the blame for New York City’s affordable housing crisis on the incumb.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyFeb 1st, 2017

This NY apartment building fits together like a puzzle

The 461 Dean complex in New York City is the world's tallest modular building, a solution for affordable urban housing......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJan 31st, 2017

One solution to Southern California"s housing crisis: building in tight spaces, small lots

In Santa Ana, not long ago, on a tired commercia.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesDec 23rd, 2016

One solution to Southern California"s housing crisis: building in the region"s nooks and crannies

In Santa Ana, not long ago, on a tired commercia.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesDec 23rd, 2016

Micro-units are part of macro-solution for city"s housing crunch

In developing Carmel Place, New York City's first micro-unit project, we sought to address a policy question about unit size. But the bigger one is, in a city as great as New York, why should renters... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 13th, 2016

White House toolkit gives officials plenty of homework on housing shortage solutions

It’s no secret that New York City is facing a housing crisis. This is becoming a national problem – so much so that the Obama Administration recently stepped in to highlight what is needed to “promote healthy, responsive, affordable, high-opportunit.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyOct 12th, 2016

New York tops list of cities lacking single-family housing

Single-family home construction is currently lacking in 80 percent of metro areas, despite steady job creation. And the low activity is creating a housing shortage crisis that is curtailing affordability and threatening to hold back prospective buyers in .....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyOct 5th, 2016

There’s a simple solution to the rent crisis in America, but many expensive cities outlaw it

Why is the rent so high in America? It’s not so complicated: In many of the cities where people most want to live, there aren’t enough homes. The share of Americans who rent is at a 50-year high, and the housing stock hasn’t kept up. Mor.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 5th, 2016

Many "rent-stabilized" NYC apartments are not really stabilized, thanks to one loophole

Flickr/Brad SmithIf you’ve ridden the New York City subway lately, chances are you’ve seen posters promising relief from the city’s soaring housing co.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 22nd, 2017

Think Your Flight Is Late Now? Wait Until There"s No Pilot

It could become an existential crisis if someone doesn't quickly find a solution......»»

Category: topSource: incJun 22nd, 2017

Fitch Says Risk is Mounting for Canadian Housing But Unlike US Housing Crisis

Unsustainable home prices and r.....»»

Category: topSource: marketpulseJun 22nd, 2017

Project Syndicate: El-Erian: Time for IMF, eurozone to agree on a real solution for Greek debt crisis

Greek citizens have waited, and suffered, long enough, says Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz and a former deputy director at the International Monetary Fund......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 21st, 2017

New York City Subway Crisis Spurs Calls to Oust Governor, Overhaul MTA

Things are only getting worse for New York commuters......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 21st, 2017

Who has the courage to stand up for public housing?

The New York City Housing Authority recently released a request for proposals seeking developers to build affordable housing on sites in Manhattan and The Bronx, and Brooklyn. The new housing is part of a plan know.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJun 20th, 2017

Supercommuters, skyrocketing commutes, and America’s affordable housing crisis

The term “supercommuter,” which refers to those Americans who travel more than 90 min.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 20th, 2017