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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.

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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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June 22, 2016
Tenant harassment is a growing crisis as more and more neighborhoods face a rising tide of speculative investment and active displacement pressure. Yesterday, tenants from around NYC took action at their buildings to highlight the need for stronger protections against harassment.
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June 21, 2016
The City Council took an important first step today to protect New York City's small businesses and passed Intro 851 to curtail harassment of commercial tenants. This bill, sponsored by Council Member Robert Cornegy, chair of Council's Committee on Small Business, creates for the first time a definition of commercial tenant harassment and provides business owners with the ability to litigate against unscrupulous landlords.
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June 17, 2016
The New York State budget passed on April 1st made a historic $2 billion funding commitment to take on the state's worsening affordable housing and homeless crisis. This was an important step, but the funding cannot be released and the work actually begin until our representatives in Albany agree to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for this funding. 
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June 16, 2016
A landlords' attorney's advice at a Brooklyn real estate summit earlier this month made a small splash in the press. The information materials by attorney Michelle Maratto Itkowitz -- entitled Demolition Evictions: A Real Possibility and Tenant Buyouts for the Next Generation -- are almost refreshing for their candor.
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June 3, 2016
On June 1, Crain's highlighted the various challenges food manufacturers face and the growing need for affordable space for viable industrial businesses. The lack of affordable manufacturing space and capital for small business investments are significant hurdles that demand immediate attention.
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May 26, 2016
ANHD is today releasing the 2016 edition of How is Affordable Housing Threatened in Your Neighborhood?  Each year, this "risk chart" chart takes a variety of indicators of threats to affordable housing and lays them out at a community-district level in a user-friendly format.
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May 25, 2016
The City Planning Commission today voted to approve the amended application for a mixed industrial-commercial development at 25 Kent Avenue. As ANHD has written in  previous posts,  the 25 Kent Avenue development could be a bellwether of future zoning reforms.
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May 20, 2016
ANHD is very pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Class of the Morgan Stanley/ANHD Community Development Fellowship.The Fellowship is designed to increase the capacity of New York City's community development organizations and to create a pipeline for the next generation of community development leaders. 
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May 11, 2016
Landlord Steve Croman made headlines this week when the Attorney General filed a suit against him for tenant harassment, alongside criminal charges. Croman is an example of "harassment as a business model" taken to its extreme, but the truth is that many landlords resort to harassment for the same reason he did - because once existing tenants are pushed out of their apartments, landlords can renovate, deregulate, and dramatically increase their profits.

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