Tags: NYC Mayor | Whats Next

NYC Mayor's Next Big Push: Affordable Housing

Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 01:07 PM

 

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.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Got a Student Loan? Government Is Putting Your Data at Risk

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 17:36 PM

If you have a federal student loan, your private information is in danger. And it seems the federal government really do . . .

Survey: Many Wrongly Steered Away From Obamacare

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 17:33 PM

A startling Kaiser Family Foundation surveyshows 37 percent of people who remain uninsured - and yet are likely eligible . . .

Pot Arrests Plunge in NYC After Policy Change

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 17:00 PM

New York City's pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved