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The ANHD Blog raises the profile of our issues, and educates our member groups, city decision makers, and the general public on our core issue areas. The ANHD Blog offers sharp, timely and effective commentary on key public policy issues, as well as our work and the work of our member groups.

All of our blogs are sorted based on the issues, projects, special tags, and dates they are associated with, and you can use the dropdowns below to filter through our blogs based on these tags. Additionally, you can do a general search through our blog, using the search bar the right. If you can’t find what you are looking for, email comms@anhd.org.

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The ANHD Blog raises the profile of our issues, and educates our member groups, city decision makers, and the general public on our core issue areas. The ANHD Blog offers sharp, timely and effective commentary on key public policy issues, as well as our work and the work of our member groups.

All of our blogs are sorted based on the issues, projects, special tags, and dates they are associated with, and you can use the dropdowns below to filter through our blogs based on these tags. Additionally, you can do a general search through our blog, using the search bar the right. If you can’t find what you are looking for, email comms@anhd.org.

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September 22, 2014
Some important policy steps come in the form of a big announcement, and some come in the form of the well-planned implementation of policy details. Last week, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced a small, but important, policy shift on the marketing of city-sponsored affordable housing units.
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September 17, 2014
The verdict is in! On Tuesday, September 9th, the US District Court upheld New York City’s Responsible Banking Act (RBA), allowing this important law to move forward. Over $150 billion of New York City’s money flows to and through banks that hold roughly $6 billion in deposits at any given time.
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September 9, 2014
This past Friday, the de Blasio administration made its strongest statements yet about its commitment to mandatory inclusionary zoning. At a New York Law School breakfast, City Planning Commission Chair Carl Weisbrod laid out the vision the administration has for our neighborhood rezonings and large-scale developments.
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August 21, 2014
The fate of the Responsible Banking Act (RBA) now lies with one person – US District Judge Katherine Polk Failla. On September 19th, Judge Failla heard oral arguments from lawyers for the NYC City Council, the Mayor, and the New York Bankers Association as to whether the RBA is or isn’t legal.
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August 18, 2014
The fate of the New York City Responsible Banking Act (RBA) is now in the hands of the courts. Tomorrow – Tuesday August 19th – is an important step when the judge will hear oral arguments on the RBA, one of the strongest banking ordinances in the country.
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August 13, 2014
What really counts in the affordable housing countdown?  It doesn’t matter how many units we build  if they aren’t the kind of homes that help our affordability crisis. Crain’s New York is questioning whether the de Blasio administration should be counting its first 8,700 units of affordable housing.
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August 7, 2014
Investors Bank is based in New Jersey with a growing presence of loans and branches in NYC and is emerging as one of the larger multifamily lenders in the City, particularly in lower-income neighborhoods. Currently, Investors Bank is undergoing a CRA exam by the FDIC and ANHD has serious concerns about some of its multifamily lending practices.

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