Housing advocates and faith leaders rally for "fair zoning"
5/14/2015, 3:36 p.m.
Hundreds of people from all over the city took to the streets of East New York Tuesday to demand equitable rezoning, which includes real affordability, good union jobs for the local residents and anti-displacement policies that protect the residents of the 15 neighborhoods set to be rezoned.
The communities set for rezoning include East New York, Long Island City and the Jerome Avenue Corridor. Those in the area say most of the affordable housing units planned by the de Blasio administration are for incomes of $42,000 to $67,000 per year ,but in many areas the median income does not exceed $34,000 a year.
The rally brought together people of faith, including clergy leaders with Faith in New York, community groups and labor with the Real Affordability for All Coalition.