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243 East Village Apartments Preserved Through Affordable Housing Program

The affordability of 243 rental apartments in the East Village has been locked in for 40 years under an agreement announced yesterday.

How is Affordable Housing Threatened on the Lower East Side? New Report Offers Clues

Every year, the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) publishes a report, "How is affordable housing threatened in your neighborhood?"

Local Tenants and Activists Demand Changes in Signature Bank’s Lending Practices

Activist groups in New York City have a long history of fighting back against landlords intent on pushing out rent stabilized tenants.

Chinatown Senior Building Opens Waiting List For First Time in 25 Years

It has been 25 years since the waiting list was open for this building, a 13-story rental tower for low-income seniors at 96 Baxter St.

Mayor, Council Member Chin Participate in Affordable Housing Tele-Town Hall Today

During the lunch hour today, Mayor de Blasio and local City Council member Margaret Chin will be participating in a "telephone town hall meeting" on the topic of affordable housing for seniors.

New Searchable Map Shows Building-by-Building Affordable Housing Losses

The Lower East Side has been losing its rent stabilized housing for many years, but city and state agencies do not make it easy to track those losses. Now John Krauss, a civic hacker, has put together a map...

Federal Lawsuit Targets Local Affordable Housing Preferences. Could Essex Crossing Be Impacted?

A federal lawsuit filed yesterday seeks to end the city's practice of giving residents of local communities a preference in affordable apartment lotteries. The suit was brought on behalf of three black residents in Manhattan and claims that the policy...

Affordable Apartment Alert: 16 Units Available at 331 East Houston St.

Here's a new affordable housing opportunity on the Lower East Side. Yesterday the city began advertising 16 rental apartments in the new luxury rental project at 331 East Houston St. The building was constructed through the city's inclusionary housing...

Essex Crossing Affordable Housing Session Ends in Chaos (Update)

A huge crowd converged on Grand Street Settlement last night for an information session on affordable housing opportunities at Essex Crossing, the large development project in the former Seward Park urban renewal area. While it was a vivid illustration...

Here’s Your Chance to Learn About Affordable Housing at Essex Crossing

Half of the 1,000 apartments in the Essex Crossing project are defined as "affordable housing." As you probably know by now, the consortium responsible for building the mixed-use development in the former Seward Park urban renewal area will be...
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Photo: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Some of the headlines that caught our eye in the past week: --The NYPD cracked...
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