NYC Mayor's Next Big Push: Affordable Housing

Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 01:07 PM

 

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Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda.

The Democrat wants to increase wages for the working class and overhaul the city's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

But de Blasio's biggest push will be on affordable housing.

He wants to create 200,000 units of affordable housing in 10 years. Housing experts say that's an ambitious but "not impossible" goal.

De Blasio is looking to get developers to add cheaper units in their projects.

He also wants Albany to give him greater control over rent regulations, legalize more cellar apartments and rezone more neighborhoods for mixed-use development.

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