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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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May 10, 2016
As reported by Crains New York  today, May 10, the City's plan to rezone 14 blocks of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zone to a commercial / industrial mix has been scaled back to 1 block - the development site at 25 Kent Ave. This change demonstrates the significance of this local rezoning which has implications for the city's broader industrial land use policy, as outlined in the Mayor's Industrial Plan.
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April 20, 2016
Today, the City Council voted to rezone East New York and Cypress Hills, the culmination of a years-long process. As the first of 15 neighborhood rezonings anticipated under the de Blasio Administration, both the process and outcomes of the East New York rezoning provide lessons for residents and community organizations throughout the city.
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April 20, 2016
Today, the City Council voted to rezone East New York and Cypress Hills, the culmination of a years-long process.  As the first of 15 neighborhood rezonings anticipated under the de Blasio Administration, both the process and outcomes of the East New York rezoning provide lessons for residents and community organizations throughout the city.
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April 1, 2016
An op-ed emphasizing the importance of passing legislation to create a new, citywide Certificate of No Harassment program appeared today in Gotham Gazette. Co-authored by ANHD's Benjamin Dulchin and Make the Road NY's Javier Valdes, the op-ed illustrates the appalling harassment all too many low- and moderate-income tenants face from landlords intent on higher profits.
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March 31, 2016
As early as next week, the City Council Land Use Committee is expected to vote on the rezoning plan for East New York/Cypress Hills, bringing the first of the 15 neighborhood plans proposed by the City closer to becoming a reality. The final outcome of this first neighborhood rezoning under the de Blasio administration will have major implications for the East New York/Cypress Hills community and for the City as a whole.
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March 25, 2016
New York City residents know that housing development decisions are best made at the local level of government. But the recent New York State Executive Budget proposed two changes that would have the unintended effect of undermining effective affordable housing production by creating a new level of decision-making oversight for one of the main tools used to finance affordable housing development.
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March 18, 2016
The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development has been the leading organization calling for a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) policy because we believe that the City needs a new baseline for how affordable housing gets built in all communities. Yesterday the City Council announced the negotiated MIH policy that will be voted out of Council Committee today. This will be the strongest Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program in the country and ANHD believes it is deserving of support.
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March 14, 2016
The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development has been the leading organization calling for a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) policy because we believe that the City needs a new baseline for how affordable housing gets built in all communities. Today the City Council announced the negotiated MIH policy.
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March 14, 2016
As the Administration's proposal for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) moves towards a vote, the City Council has taken up their role to modify and improve the final proposal. Community groups know that local residents in low-income neighborhoods are correct to ask the question "Affordable for whom?", and that some of the promised housing must be guaranteed where the need for housing and the fear of displacement is greatest.
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March 9, 2016
The de Blasio Administration's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) proposal is now officially in the hands of City Council, which has until approximately the end of March to vote on the proposal. The Council has the power to reshape the Mayor's MIH proposal.

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