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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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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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July 31, 2014
In a marked step forward for equitable development, Borough President Melinda Katz has weighed in on the proposed Astoria Cove development – and found it wanting.
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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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