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News Archive

 

2017

08.24.2017 - Income Inequality Is Making Rent Even Less Affordable

08.15.2017 - New York City Guarantees a Lawyer to Every Resident Facing Eviction

07.20.2017 - City Using Community Land Trusts to Create Affordable Housing

07.20.2017 - There are more renters than any time since 1965

07.18.2017 - Affordable Housing Construction and Preservation at Record Pace

06.13.2017 - Fannie Mae will ease financial standards for mortgage applicants

06.07.2017 - CFPB data point: Becoming credit visible

05.15.2017 - HPD ANNOUNCES NEW AND ENHANCED RESOURCES TO HELP NEW YORKERS ACCESS THE HOUSING LOTTERY

04.18.2017 - Why It Would Be a Mistake to Cut This HUD Program

04.11.2017 - City council introduces anti-harassment bills to protect tenants

04.10.2017 - Community Developers Say City’s Housing Plan Leaves Them Behind

03.31.2017 - New York State Boosts Funds for Foreclosure Prevention

03.30.2017 - Queens Board Approves Rockaway Rezoning With Significant Conditions

03.30.2017 - How the mayor can save nonprofits hired by the city

03.29.2017 - Human service non-profits: Don’t forget about us in budget

02.27.2017 - Poor Families to Get More Help With Rent From New York State

02.24.2017 - City tries again to develop Jamaica

02.23.2017 - Laurelton: The Queens Community Gentrification Forgot

02.21.2017 - Nonprofits still "taking a loss" despite budget’s pay hike

01.24.2017 - Proposed property tax break legislation expands eligibility citywide

01.04.2017 - Nonprofit Corporation Law Amendments Ease Governance Requirements on NY Nonprofits


2016

12.29.2016 - NY Housing Authority Bringing Private Investors Into Far Rockaways Project

12.06.2016 - Nation's Largest Public Housing Complex Gets New Roofs

12.02.2016 - NYC Nonprofits Re-frame Funding Requests

11.29.2016 - CM Richards sponsors foster care survey legislation

11.18.2016 - Minorities experience ‘vast inequality’ in NYC housing market

11.17.2016 - US Housing Starts Surge to 9-Year High in October

11.03.2016 - GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY ANNOUNCES SELECTIONS FOR NY RISING COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRAM

10.25.2016 - Suit Against City Affordable Housing Policy Survives

10.24.2016 - Average Home Prices Hit Record Highs in Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx

10.18.2016 - NYC Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Program Opens November 14, 2016

09.30.2016 - Plans For Edgemere Press On

09.26.2016 - For Tenants Facing Eviction, New York May Guarantee a Lawyer

09.23.2016 - Margert to Present Special Seminar for Seniors

09.21.2016 - City blames lack of affordable housing for record number of homeless New Yorkers

09.09.2016 - Government shortchanges nonprofits, quashing innovation

08.22.2016 - $91M Far Rockaway project would turn empty storefronts into a ‘mixed-use neighborhood’

08.17.2016 - City Council Rejects the First Project under Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan

08.10.2016 - City plans to convert Holiday Inn in Queens into new homeless shelter

07.27.2016 - Fannie Eases Requirements for HomeReady Program

07.26.2016 - De Blasio Administration Says It Is Ahead of Schedule on Affordable Housing

07.18.2016 - 10-acre Park on Governors Island Set to open Tuesday

07.15.2016 - The Robin Hood Foundation on a better way to track poverty

07.14.2016 - The Lowline Just Got a Thumbs-up From City Hall

07.11.2016 - Queens sees the most home foreclosures of any borough

07.01.2016 - How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future

06.20.2016 - Nonprofit heads say city failed to address cost 'crisis'

06.20.2016 - Connecting the dots on nonprofit underfunding

06.17.2016 - Ferry Finally Revealed

06.10.2016 - City Pushes To Have Rent Frozen for Seniors

06.07.2016 - Developers add affordable units, retail to supportive-housing projects

06.01.2016 - HUD NAMES NEW HOUSING COUNSELING FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

05.26.2016 - Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy

05.23.2016 - Failure to Fund Overhead Penalizes Nonprofits, Study Finds

05.13.2016 - Astoria Only Queens Neighborhood To Make 'Gentrifying' List

05.12.2016 - NYCHA Report to Outline Sandy Recovery Efforts

05.03.2016 - No, New Yorkers Are Not Spending 65% of Their Salaries on Rent

04.25.2016 - City Releases More Details of Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Plan

04.22.2016 - Governor Cuomo Announces $57 Million to Help Low-Income Households Reduce Utility Costs

04.22.2016 - Mayor de Blasio and City Council Announce Plans for Update to City’s Air Pollution Control Code

04.22.2016 - Making New York Public Housing Sustainable

The NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda

04.21.2016 - Rent Will Devour Two-Thirds of Your Income This Year

04.19.2016 - East New York Deal Sets Precedent for Wave of Rezonings

04.18.2016 - Big Plans to Remake a Rockaway Community

04.12.2016 - Nonprofits Still Facing Challenges in City Contracting Process

04.11.2016 - New Bill Seeks to Map Disappearing Subsidized Housing In NYC

04.08.2016 - Resilient Edgemere Community Planning Initiative

04.05.2016 - City Council Re-examines Nonprofit Procurement Policies

04.01.2016 - Key Piece of City's New Housing Deal Will Protect Tenants from Harassment

03.29.2016 - Homeownership Increasingly Difficult For Average Americans

03.21.2016 - US existing home sales tumble in warning sign for housing market

03.11.2016 - Governor Cuomo Announces $17 Million for Affordable Homes and Homeownership

03.11.2016 - Private Funders Should Fund Full Project Costs too

03.10.2016 - Queens Community Designs Its Own Post-Hurricane Sandy Future

03.01.2016 - Overcrowding Worsens in New York

02.24.2016 - Human Services Council Report Warns of Crisis for NY Nonprofit World

02.17.2016 - What Does "Affordable Housing" Really Mean In De Blasio's New York?

02.10.2016 - Mayor Pushes Plan to Trade Parking Spots for Senior Housing

02.09.2016 - A look at the most diverse neighborhoods in NYC: MAP

02.08.2016 - NYC's Controversial New Affordable Housing Proposals, Explained

02.03.2016 - NYC Planning Commission Sends Zoning Proposals to City Council

02.03.2016 - NYC to Launch Parking Meter Smartphone App

01.14.2016 - City to Seize Beachfront Property in Coney Island

01.13.2016 - Cuomo Unveils $20 Billion Housing Plan

01.07.2016 - Forest Hills Gardens Priciest Nabe in Queens


2015

12.22.2015 - Clarifying Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act Signed Into Law

12.17.2015 - City Homeless Services to Improve Contracting Processes

12.15.2015 - Is Queens the New Brooklyn?

12.10.2015 - Council Member Donovan Richards on Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability

11.07.2015 - Real Estate Shell Companies Scheme to Defraud Owners Out of Their Homes

11.05.2015 - Share of First-Time Homebuyers at 28-Year Low

10.15.2015 - Repossessions spike 66% as foreclosure crisis lingers

10.13.2015 - Housing Program Sees Huge Spike in Construction

10.05.2015 - Rise in Overcrowded NYC Apartments

08.27.2015 - Report: State energy plan could freeze out many low-income utility customers

06.22.2015 - New Commissiomer Named to NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)

06.19.2015 - In Breezy Point and Beyond, Homes are Being Reborn

06.06.2015 - Gov. Cuomo Reaffirms Commitment to Safe, Affordable Housing for All New Yorkers

06.06.2015 - City Council Approves Tax Breaks for fully Affordable Edgemere Housing Development

06.04.2015 - Governor Cuomo Announces $11 Million for Over 1,000 Affordable Housing Units

Margert awards can be found here: OCR Local Program Awards

05.29.2015 - DiNapoli: State Needs to Ensure Timely Execution of Contracts with Not-For-Profits (view full report)

05.29.2015 - Is rent out of reach? As more Americans become tenants, study shows how 11 big cities stack up

05.19.2015 - Public Housing Residents Wary of Mayor de Blasio’s Plan

05.08.2015 - This week, the NYU Furman Center released its State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods in 2014 report.

New York Is Getting Less, Not More Cramped (Real estate news and analysis from The Wall Street Journal)
It's Not You: NYC Rents Rising Faster than Income (Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News)