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De Blasio to Unveil Affordable Housing Plan

Solution to Income Inequality Linked to Housing

Monday, May 05, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out his much-anticipated affordable housing plan today with a five-borough tour expected to highlight various aspects of his hefty proposal. Alicia Glen, his Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, is expected to accompany him.

Early in his administration, the mayor promised to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York City within 10 years. That would be more than Mayor Michael Bloomberg was able to accomplish in 12 years.

The blueprint is the first explanation of how he hopes to accomplish this ambitious goal.

The document has been much anticipated by housing advocates as well as developers and builders.

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Comments [1]

Libby Bassett

I take issue with your headline on the Stuyvesant Town story. The rent-stabilized apartment we live in isn't "cheap." Our rent has tripled in the 30 years we've lived here and, compared to other places, even in NYC, would be considered expensive.

Jun. 13 2014 11:53 AM

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