Weiner’s real estate platform includes more affordable housing, shifting rent regulation to city control

TRD New York /
May.May 22, 2013 02:00 PM

Anthony Weiner, the former “sexting”-embroiled Congressman who today announced he is running for mayor, would make some substantial changes to city housing policy if he wins the race, Brownstoner reported.

Weiner’s plan for affordable housing would grant upzoning and tax abatement benefits for properties that include 60 percent market-rate units, 20 percent middle-income units and 20 percent affordable units, according to a policy document the candidate released several weeks ago. However, Weiner did not include details on what would constitute middle-income housing, Brownstoner said.

The plan deviates from the Bloomberg administration’s model of 80 percent market rate units and 20 percent affordable units.

Additionally, Weiner would shift control over New York City rent regulation from the state — namely, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Rent Guidelines Board — to the mayor’s office. He is also aiming to speed up Department of Buildings approval for the development of affordable housing projects. [Brownstoner]Zachary Kussin


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