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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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July 22, 2014
Yesterday, the city finalized approval for the controversial “poor door” development proposed by Extell on the Upper West Side. While technically allowed through a loophole under current rules, there is little argument this structure violates the spirit of the new administration’s dedication to combating inequality.
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July 21, 2014
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) matters.  Under this law, banks have an obligation to ensure that their products are offered equitably to low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods, and to invest in community development efforts to strengthen these communities. 
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June 30, 2014
The New York City Council passed the City Budget this week, including  a significant increase in funding for two programs championed by ANHD and our member groups, that support community-based work to  preserve affordable housing.
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June 26, 2014
The Mayor’s historic and ambitious housing plan comes with a big price tag. The final section of the de Blasio Housing Plan makes a clear financial commitment to find and spend the required money, but also to stop spending unnecessary or inefficient money. The administration appears serious in its promise to drive the best deals possible, with several much needed reforms on the agenda.
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June 20, 2014
The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) is poised to vote on Monday, deciding what increases rent stabilized tenants will see for the year. The vote this year could be dramatic, as new de Blasio appointees are considering a zero-percent rent increase for the year as a short-term measure to correct for the overly large rent increases awarded by the RGB in recent years.
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June 19, 2014
On Tuesday night Queens’ Community Board 1 held a public hearing on the proposed rezoning of Astoria Cove with a final vote next Tuesday, June 17th. However, over 50 community members signed up to speak at the public hearing to ask questions and voice serious concerns about the proposed development – especially about the lack of affordable housing, scale and visual impact of the proposal, and the jobs and hiring practices that will be utilized.
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June 19, 2014
While much attention has focused on Housing New York’s ambitious 200,000-unit affordable housing development goal, the plan is also notable for going beyond production to employ other strategies to address the problems related to the city’s housing crisis.  In particular, Mayor de Blasio deserves credit for the way the plan takes additional actions to reduce homelessness, even as it targets more of the City’s affordable housing production to the most vulnerable New Yorkers.
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June 17, 2014
The NY State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has finalized its guidelines related to how multifamily lending is analyzed on CRA exams. Governor Andrew Cuomo and DFS Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky are raising the bar in enforcing community reinvestment – multifamily loans that undermine safe, affordable rental housing conditions will not be eligible for CRA credit.
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June 12, 2014
There are two components to building new affordable housing – the “building” part, and the “affordable” part. The de Blasio housing plan lays out how these two things will go together in tandem. But has the plan struck the necessary balance?

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