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WNYC News

Pro and Anti-Astorino Sides Trade Shots on Affordable Housing

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Critics say Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is keeping affordable housing out of white, wealthy areas, while he decries a federal takeover of local zoning.

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PRI's The World

Caracas is finally ending the 'world's tallest squat'

Friday, September 12, 2014

The "Tower of David" in downtown Caracas is called "the world's tallest squat" because thousands of people have been living in the unfinished skyscraper. Now, the government is moving people to new housing outside the city — and many squatters have mixed feelings.

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Money Talking

Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 

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WNYC News

New York Gets Creative With Its Slice of Bank Settlement

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The biggest-ever civil settlement in U.S. history includes a big chunk of money for New York State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Many "Poor Doors" Will NYC Build?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The de Blasio administration says it cannot stop a building on the West Side from constructing separate entrances and amenities for residents of different incomes. It vows to change zoning regulations, but is that actually possible? WNYC economic development reporter Janet Babin discusses the controversy.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Six Months In, Is De Blasio's Housing Policy Truly Progressive?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

As the mayor's housing plan — including increased density — has taken shape, how does it compare to his progressive vision for the city? 

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WNYC News

1,500 Buildings Caught Between the Next Flood and a Hard Place

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flood-proofing older apartment buildings in the wake of Sandy could cost almost as much as the buildings are worth.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Apartments are the New Swiss Bank Accounts

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Foreign buyers are parking their (sometimes ill-gotten) gains in high-end New York City apartments. 

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WNYC News

Housing Report: Finally, More Manhattanites Are Willing to Sell

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

After months of low inventory, more owners are putting their homes up for sale thanks to rising real estate prices.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From Churches to Condos

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As congregations shrink or disappear, some churches are becoming condos. DNAinfo has mapped historic churches that have been converted into condos in brownstone Brooklyn, and Janet Upadhye talks about what the trend says about the future and past of the borough.

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WNYC News

Airbnb Decision Could Give Renters Breathing Room

Friday, June 20, 2014

A judge says Airbnb hosts who are discovered by their landlords cannot be summarily evicted.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Supportive Housing as Healthcare

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

As part of WNYC's series exploring health and healthcare in The Bronx, which was recently named the least healthy county in New York State, WNYC reporter Amanda Aronczyk explores whether housing should be considered healthcare. New York State thinks so, and is funding "supportive housing" through the state's Medicaid program. Brenda Rosen, executive director of Common Ground, joins the conversation to discuss Common Ground's role in developing "supportive housing."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Was That House Seized?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Isaiah Thompson, investigative reporter, explains how authorities can seize assets like houses and cars under "civil forfeiture" laws, even when the person may not have been convicted or even charged with a crime - a practice that disproportionately affects poor and minority property owners.

 

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WNYC News

Take This Apartment and Call Me in the Morning

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

There's no doubt Lissette Encarnacion needs her subsidized, supportive housing. But is her apartment a form of healthcare? And if so, who pays for it?

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Money Talking

Screech! Making a U-Turn on Housing Finance

Friday, May 16, 2014

The new regulator of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reverses course to stimulate the housing market and the economy.

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WNYC News

Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Likely For Sale...Again

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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The sprawling, middle income apartment complex is headed into foreclosure and could be sold to yet another buyer later this year.

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WNYC News

A Lullaby for Matilda

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A musician helps a homeless mother caft a lullaby for her daughter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, May 09, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Armando Iannucci of "Veep" (First) | De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan (Starts at 22:30) | What Should the Speed Limit Be? (Starts at 43:15)

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WNYC News

Tenant 'Blacklists' Make It Difficult to Rent

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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As if finding an apartment isn't hard enough, landlords use blacklists based on data sold by the court system to screen out tenants who've appeared in Housing Court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Your Apartment Ever Really Your Home? Our Favorite Answers.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

On Tuesday's Brian Lehrer Show, we hosted a two-hour conversation about all things rent - from rent laws to affordable housing to advice on how to deal with roommates, landlords, and more. One key question: In a city where so many rent forever, does your rental ever truly feel like home? Below, some of our favorite answers.

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