Mayor will focus on affordable housing during State of the City

In an online video, Bill de Blasio promises he will "explain the plan in a way we never have"

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Feb.February 03, 2015 09:30 AM

Mayor Bill de Blasio will focus on affordable housing during Tuesday’s State of the City address.

The mayor’s plan to expand the city’s affordable housing stock by 200,000 newly created or preserved units will be the focus of the annual speech, according to Capital New York. De Blasio released a minute-long, online video teasing his second address. In the video, de Blasio calls affordable housing “our number one priority for 2015.”

While a major campaign issue, affordable housing did not yet have a substantial roll-out during the mayor’s first year in office, according to the website.

“We’re taking about the biggest affordable housing plan anyone’s tried at the local level anywhere, anytime in the history of the republic. It’s an us thing, it’s a peoples’ thing,” de Blasio says in the video. The mayor also promises that he will “explain the plan in a way we never have.” [Capital NY] — Claire Moses 

 
 

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