Affordable Housing

'CAMBA Gardens' Provides Housing For the Most Vulnerable While Reducing Hospital Costs

standard ‘CAMBA Gardens’ Provides Housing For the Most Vulnerable While Reducing Hospital Costs

At Kings County Hospital, policymakers and affordable housing advocates have teamed up for a win-win solution to reduce emergency room visits and provide modest-rent apartments to the homeless, victims of Superstorm Sandy, and patients with high-level medical needs. Additional units will also be […]

Antonio Reynoso participated in the protest and helped to organize the petitioners (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Brooklyn’s Largest Affordable Housing Co-Op Mired in Mismanagement, Corruption: Petition

In response to years of alleged mismanagement, corruption and harassment of residents, shareholders of Williamsburg’s Lindsay Park, the largest Mitchell-Lama affordable housing co-op in Brooklyn, are attempting to amend their by-laws for the first time in the complex’s fifty-year history. The goal […]

"Brooklyn Housing Matters: Tackling Affordability" at St. Ann's Church (Matthew Taub)

standard St. Ann’s Housing Forum: Widespread Struggle for Affordability, But Few Solutions

“I don’t recognize my neighborhood anymore,” said Victor Li of Kensington. “No one can stop the developers.” “I live on Franklin Avenue, and our landlord has pulled one maneuver after another,” offered Elisa Holland of Bed-Stuy. “They want the rent-controlled tenants out, and […]

Architects Propose 'Alternatives' to Atlantic Yards Construction

standard Architects Propose ‘Alternatives’ to Atlantic Yards Construction

A gallery exhibit offers five intriguing designs–scaled models and all–as alternatives to the current construction scheme proposed for the Atlantic Yards site. ‘Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards’ opened Thursday evening at Warehouse623 in Prospect Heights. The brainchild of architect Thomas Barry, […]

Bill Expands Rent Protection for Senior Citizens

standard Bill Expands Rent Protection for Senior Citizens

Thanks to recent legislation, more senior citizens will be eligible to beat back rising rents. Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed legislation into law to raise the maximum income level of seniors eligible for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program benefits […]