Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Housing is considered affordable if it costs one-third or less of a household’s income and is stabilized to avoid rent increases over time.

Affordable Housing Q&A

Why is affordable housing an issue?
Affordable housing can allow residents financial security and stability. However, many landlords and property owners argue that stabilized rents for affordable housing make renovating and maintaining property difficult or impossible. There are different opinions about the impact of affordable housing on neighborhoods, whether or not the government is obligated to provide and create affordable housing, and how and to whom affordable housing should be made available.
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Affordable Housing Top Stories

August 9, 2019Kanye West has been cited for violating city code while building his “Star Wars”-inspired affordable housing domes.

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Clockwise from top: Mayor Eric Adams, Bruce Teitelbaum, Adrienne Adams and Suri Kasirer (Getty/Adams via Paul Dilakian)
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Peter Florey, principal, D&F Development Group, in front of a rendering of the planned complex at 860-906 Fulton Street in Farmingdale (D&F Development Group, LoopNet, iStock)
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Affordable housing breaks through on Long Island

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776 Route 114 in Sag Harbor, LI (Google Maps, iStock)
Tri-State

East Hampton approves affordable housing initiatives

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AvalonBay CEO Benjamin Schall in front of 1455 Valley Road in Wayne, New Jersey (AvalonBay, LoopNet, iStock)
Tri-State

AvalonBay’s 473-unit New Jersey project advances

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AvalonBay’s 473-unit New Jersey project advances
Jonathan Cortell of L+M Development Partners in front of 250 Georgia King Village in Newark (L+M Development Partners, iStock/Photo Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal)
Tri-State

Developers land financing for Newark affordable housing

An affordable housing project is taking root in Newark after the developers secured $42 million in construction financing. The...

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