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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 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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June 4, 2014
A central plank of the Mayor’s housing plan is the recognition that preserving our existing affordable housing is the most cost-effective way to fight for the homes that New Yorkers need. Building new housing is always far more expensive then preserving the current affordable housing that is under threat.
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June 2, 2014
A quantitative goal is easy to measure and understand – Housing New York is dedicated to building or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing, and much of its success will be measured on its achieving that number. But the plan starts off with a qualitative goal as well – creating livable and diverse neighborhoods as a primary priority.
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May 5, 2014
This morning, Mayor de Blasio released a housing plan that is an exciting, ambitious vision and a substantial down payment towards a new era in housing policy.  Housing New York is a plan to build and preserve 200,000 units over the next ten years, making it the largest affordable housing effort of any New York City mayor.
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April 28, 2014
Mayor de Blasio and his housing team will release their  important new affordable housing plan on May 1st. We know the plan will be ambitious, striving to fulfill the Mayor’s promise of 200,000 units. But building an equitable city is about much more than just arithmetic.

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