Politics

President Joe Biden, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge
National

Biden restores, tweaks fair housing rule

A federal rule to compel suburbs to diversify their housing is back, although it’s a little different from the Obama administration’s version. In an election-year maneuver, Donald Trump scrapped the original Affirmatively Furthering Fair...

Biden restores, tweaks fair housing rule
New York Governor Kathy Hochul
News Analysis

Handicapping Hochul’s housing agenda

Everyone hates politics, even the people who also love it. Politics just seems to kill good ideas more easily than it promotes them. Take Gov. Kathy Hochul’s housing agenda. If its fate rested on...

Handicapping Hochul’s housing agenda
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National Weekend Edition

New England town’s Airbnb hosts balk at new fee

Freedom isn’t free, but neither is the nettlesome business of policing short-term rentals. To defray the cost of monitoring...

New England town’s Airbnb hosts balk at new fee
From left: Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Donald Trump (Getty)

Trump Organization fined $1.6M in tax fraud case

The Trump Organization was fined $1.6 million for its conviction over tax fraud and related charges. Manhattan District Attorney...

Trump Organization fined $1.6M in tax fraud case
Stuyvesant Town and Blackstone president Jonathan Gray (Getty; Blackstone/YouTube)

Here’s what Stuy Town ruling means for rent regulation

After tenants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village scored a major victory, some landlords are worried that it...

Here’s what Stuy Town ruling means for rent regulation
NYC mayor Eric Adams (Getty)

Adams announces plan to convert 20K units

UPDATED, Jan. 11, 2022, 9:20 a.m.: Mayor Eric Adams is making the push for more office-to-residential conversions in New York City, shedding light on plans for the commonly cited tactic for improving housing stock...

Adams announces plan to convert 20K units

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