Housing And Urban Development

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NYC Development: Going Up, Closing Down

Friday, June 13, 2014

A check-in on some notable developments and the state of affordable housing for many New Yorkers. City Councilman Brad Lander (D-39), discusses the threatened closing of Prospect Park Residence, an assisted-living facility for seniors, as well as other council items.

Then, WNYC development reporter Janet Babin discusses a proposed big new big building that may cast shadows across Prospect Park; the rally to save cheap housing at Stuy Town; and how the de Blasio affordable housing push is starting to shake out.

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Out of Sandy Misery Come a Berm and Better Park for the Lower East Side

Monday, June 02, 2014


Anti-flood system for Manhattan is big winner in contest for federal funds.

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$1B for Keeping NY Region High and Dry

Friday, May 30, 2014

An international competition for the best ideas to prevent the next flood gets funding.





Is $95 Million Enough?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Gov. Cuomo announced funding for affordable housing but WNYC has learned it largely comes from dwindling sources.


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The Battle Over the Domino Sugar Development

Friday, February 28, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is signalling that affordable housing is how he’s going to get New York City to be more equitable.

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Candidate de Blasio on Housing and Transportation

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New York City Public Advocate and Democratic candidate for mayor, Bill de Blasio, talks about housing and transportation issues.

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Transportation Nation

HUD Secretary Highlights Central Florida Commuter Line as Sprawl Fighter -- and Economic Driver

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

Planners designing around Central Florida’s SunRail future commuter line are working to bring walkable communities around rail stops, said Shaun Donovan, secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

They are making sure zoning changes around the stations will be able to increase nearby construction, which creates jobs, but also brings housing and jobs within a walkable distance, he said in an interview with WMFE just before the Florida Housing Coalition’s annual conference.

“Frankly, families are getting more and more fed up,” Donovan said. “I don’t want to spent two hours commuting...the average family now spends fifty cents of every dollar they earn just on housing and transportation...this can lower the cost of jobs.”

SunRail is expected to cost $1.2 billion to construct. It will begin operations in 2014.


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30 Issues in 30 Days: Getting Housing Finance Right

Monday, September 27, 2010

"If we decide that the government should remain in housing finance, we are going to run into exactly the same problem, some crisis in the future, because government's involvement creates moral hazard."

-Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute

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