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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Is 2014 The Year You’ll Leave NYC?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Is it the year you’re deciding to stay? Call in to 212-433-9692 and talk about the moves you’re deciding to make or not make this year.

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WNYC News

Service Dog at Center of Landord Discrimination Complaint

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Monday that it filed discrimination charges against landlords in the Bronx for trying to evict tenants for keeping a service dog.

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WNYC News

Don't Miss Out, Sign Up! New Yorkers Risk Losing Property Tax Rebate

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Homeowners must re-register for a property tax rebate or risk losing it in 2014.

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WNYC News

New Year's Warning: Housing Recovery Threatened As Tax Break Lapses

Monday, December 30, 2013

A tax break enacted at the start of the financial crisis to help Americans whose home values have dropped sharply comes to an end tomorrow because Congress didn't extend it.

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WNYC News

Exit Interview: NYCHA Chairman John Rhea

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has had a seemingly insurmountable task for the past four years — providing safe and affordable housing for more than 630,000 people living in the largest public housing system in the U.S.

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WNYC News

Alicia Glen Tapped to Lead City's Housing and Economic Development

Monday, December 23, 2013

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Glen could face more challenges than her predecessor - she'll be expected to play the carrot and stick game, without the carrots. De Blasio has said he will end corporate subsides and tax breaks that by his tally cost the city $250 million a year.

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'Not Everyone Lives In NY, SF Or LA,' In 1 Graph

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We graphed the distribution of home prices, and asked readers what the headline should be.

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The Takeaway

HUD Secretary Donovan Reflects On Sandy's First Anniversary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago this week, Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard, leaving at least 117 dead, thousands homeless and an estimated $65 billion in damage. President Barack Obama appointed Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to lead the federal response to Sandy. Secretary Donovan examines Sandy's impact, and discusses the state of the recovery effort one year later. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Housing for the Middle Class

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Ben Dulchin, executive director of ANHD, discusses the ways the mayoral candidates promise to support housing for the middle class.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey; Low-Income Housing; Barbara Buono

Monday, October 21, 2013

Same-sex couples are being granted marriage licenses today in New Jersey for the first time. Michael Premo of New Jersey United for Marriage discusses the news and the gay marriage strategy going forward. Plus: Democratic nominee for governor of New Jersey Barbara Buono; 30 Issues in 30 Days is all about housing and development this week; and the long history of instant communication.

WNYC News

Hot Manhattan Housing Market Will Be Cooled By Closed IRS

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The partial government shutdown will likely squeeze prospective homeowners’ ability to get home loans, just as demand for mortgages is surging.

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Community

Can You Have "Separate But Equal" Affordable Housing?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Plans to have separate entrances for affordable housing and other residents of a new development have put the issue of "Inclusionary Zoning" back in the news. Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D 39 - Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, and Kensington) talks about the overall success and failure of affordable housing policy, and his call for mandatory inclusionary zoning.

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WNYC News

Higher Rates Spur Demand for Home Loans

Monday, August 26, 2013

Earlier this year, prospective home-buyers had a shock: home mortgage interest rates rose one full percentage point in the space of just a few days. Since then, interest rates have remained higher — around 4.5 percent — and fear that rates will rise again seems to be juicing demand for mortgages.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Can You Have "Separate But Equal" Affordable Housing?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Plans to have separate entrances for affordable housing and other residents of a new development have put the issue of "Inclusionary Zoning" back in the news. Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D 39 - Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, and Kensington) talks about the overall success and failure of affordable housing policy, and his call for mandatory inclusionary zoning.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Midtown East Rezoning, Revised

Monday, August 05, 2013

In response to criticism of his plans for a revamped Midtown East business district, Mayor Bloomberg has added more housing and public space to the proposal for taller office buildings.  Laura KusistoWall Street Journal reporter covering economic development in New York, including housing, jobs, hospitals and city planning, talks about the prospects of the plan.

 

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NYT Excerpt: What If Manhattan Got Rid Of Rent Control?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An East Village where nobody makes less than $90,000 a year might actually damage the city's long-term prospects.

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Episode 470: Killing Fannie Mae

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Five years after the financial crisis, the government still controls giant companies that guarantee trillions of dollars in mortgages.

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WNYC News

Judge Rules City Must Keep Sandy Evacuees in Hotels

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A judge has ruled that the city must continue to pay for hotel rooms for 890 Sandy evacuees who still don't have permanent homes to move into. The city tried to end the hotel program April 30th but Legal Aid sued, arguing the date was set arbitrarily.

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WNYC News

Judge to Decide if Sandy Victims Must Leave Hotels

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hundreds of Sandy victims still without permanent homes are waiting for a judge to decide whether they must leave the hotels they've been staying in since shortly after the storm hit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Post-Sandy Real Estate; Isabel Allende; Progressive Mayor; Daily Rituals

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Six months after Sandy hit, we take a look at how recovery is impacting current real estate trends and housing prices in the area. Plus: Isabel Allende talks about her new novel and its theme of adolescence in America; a discussion of whether or not the NYC electorate actually wants a progressive mayor; and a new book that chronicles the daily rituals of creative types, from Jane Austen to Woody Allen.