Saturday, April 2, 2022

McKee's Media for March 29 and April 1, 2022

EXCERPTED FROM MICHAEL McKEE's 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES

 

 

REDISTRICTING IN LIMBO

Sara Dorn: Judge rejects new congressional and legislative maps as unconstitutional, orders state legislature to redraw them; legislature to appeal decision (City & State)

SO IS STATE BUDGET

Nick Reisman: State budget in limbo as April 1 deadline will be missed (NY State of Politics)

Zach Williams: As budget deadline looms, progressives turn to activist tactics on state budget (City & State)

Susan Arbetter: The latest on housing issues in NYS budget (Capital Tonight) (VIDEO)

Denis Slattery: Hochul faces backlash on Buffalo Bills stadium deal, bail reform rollbacks as budget talks continue; nine tenant advocates arrested pushing for good cause eviction and against 421-a renewal (Daily News)

Fernando Martínez: (14 arrested in Manhattan protesting 2023 budget for lack of affordable housing support) Arrestan a 14 en Manhattan durante protesta para que se incluyan planes de viviendas asequibles en el presupuesto 2023 (El Diario)


421-A TAX GIVEAWAY

Suzannah Cavanaugh: Housing Rights Initiative generates lawsuits against two more landlords who flouted rent stabilization rules under the 421-a tax giveaway (The Real Deal) 

Eddie Small: Two more landlords accused of violating controversial 421-a tax break law, failed to comply with rent stabilization requirements (Crain's) 

Judith Goldiner, Zellnor Myrie & Linda Rosenthal: The proposed replacement for 421-a is an expensive subsidy for luxury developers (Crain's Opinion)

Matthew Haag & Mihir Zaveri: Will ending the lucrative 421-a tax break ease or fuel the NYC housing crisis? (New York Times) - only 44 deeply affordable apts since 2014!

Chau Lam: As budget deadline looms, fate of a widely-supported housing voucher program is in Hochul's hands (Gothamist)

Ross Barkan: Kathy Hochul's terrible tax giveaway (Political Currents)

RIGHT TO COUNSEL - Swamped

Shant Shahrigian: As evictions pile up, many NYC tenants are not getting lawyers despite right to counsel law (Daily News)


CITY VACANCY SURVEY PUT OFF TO JULY 1

NYC Mayor Eric Adams signs legislation extending deadline for vacancy survey to July 1

CITY RENTS SKY-HIGH

Matt Troutman: NYC asking rents are highest in nation: average of $3,260 for a one-bedroom apartment (Patch)

HOMELESS & NYCHA

Michael Gartland: NYC Mayor Adams defends sweeps of homeless encampments; only 5 people have accepted help for NYC (Daily News)

Dean Moses: Advocates blast NYC Mayor Eric Adams for destroying encampments for unhoused New Yorkers (amny)

Chris Sommerfeldt: NYC homeless shelter provider keeps getting city money despite facing criminal probe (Daily News)

David Brand: NYCHA takes longer to rent vacant apartments, as fewer shelter residents get homes in public housing developments (City Limits)

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING REPLACES ILLEGAL HOTEL

Mihir Zaveri: From illegal hotel to housing for the homeless on the Upper West Side (New York Times)


LEAD PAINT JUSTICE STYMIED

Ellen Gabler: How two industries stymied justice for young lead paint poisoning victims (New York Times)
 

 

 


 
 


 

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