Trying to Meet the Demand for Affordable Housing in NYC

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When Mayor de Blasio came into office in 2014, he set a goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing over 10 years.

As of the September 30, 2016, his administration says it's secured 55,309 affordable homes and is ahead of schedule. Yet despite the progress, many New Yorkers continue to struggle with high rents.

WNYC Business Editor Charlie Herman sat down with Alicia Glen, the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, for a year-end interview to ask when New Yorkers will see an easing of the housing crisis and how the incoming Trump administration could affect the mayor's plans.