Sunday, March 29, 2015

How to help tenants displaced by Lower East Side explosion

State Senator Brad Hoylman has suggestions for helping in recovery efforts for those harmed by the huge gas explosion that blew up a couple of buildings on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street in Manhattan on March 26, 2015.  

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lakeview Mitchell-Lama struggling to stay affordable

City and State has a terrific article on Mitchell-Lamas - focusing on the Lakeview development on 5th Avenue near East Harlem.  

IN RISING MARKET, VITAL MITCHELL-LAMA PROGRAM AT CROSSROADS


Jo Ann Lawson, tenant association president at the
446-unit Lakeview complex in Harlem. (Adi Talwar)
Excerpt: "[Th]e city must prepare for the return of the market conditions that caused the last wave of Mitchell-Lama losses by creating and funding incentives for owners to maintain their commitment to affordability,” as well as help with repairs in buildings remaining in the program, Waters and Bach wrote in the [Community Service Society] report."