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Seniors demand mayor provide real affordable housing

Notwithstanding the pouring rain, seniors and other community members and various organizations from East New York assembled Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, outside City Hall to demand real affordable senior citizen housing.

Gov. Cuomo announces $5.5 million for supportive housing in Brooklyn

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced allocation of $5.5 million in state funding for a supportive housing development in Brooklyn.

Trump to pocket $14 million from sale of Starrett City

Owners of Brooklyn’s Starrett City housing complex have reached an $850 million sales agreement that could earn President Donald Trump a $14 million payout.

Brooklyn HDFC news conference and rally

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Brooklyn Housing Development Fund Corporation held a news conference and rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Gentrification is ethnic cleansing

Brooklyn activists have begun to organize mass demonstrations targeting housing developments that out-price community residents and displace them.

City Council votes in favor of tenants’ legal representation

Last week, the New York City Council decided that low-income tenants deserve legal representation in housing court.

Increasing affordable housing in NYC

Prepare your down-payments, New York City, because Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that his administration secured 24,293 affordable apartments and homes in Fiscal Year 2017, the highest overall production since 1989, according to the New York City website.

New study: Black homeownership falls to 42.2 percent

For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, “State of the Nation’s Housing 2017.” This year’s report also found these declines vary by race and ethnicity.

Brooklyn Community Board says no to city’s plan for armory

Brooklyn’s Community Board 9 voted unanimously with one abstention (35-0) against the city’s plan to turn a Crown Heights armory into a condo tower with office space and a recreation center.

Brownsville Houses receiving new appliances with help of Assemblywoman Latrice Walker

Assemblywoman Latrice Walker allocated more than 1 million dollars to Brownsville Houses for new appliances that will be arriving to residents starting June 1 with the last delivery scheduled for June 30.

Apartment hunting? Do these 4 things before signing a lease

Moving is stressful. And not just because of the cost.

NAACP, NYCHA tenants and workers battle city council’s apprenticeship requirement plan

The NAACP, NYCHA tenants and advocates gathered at City Hall Monday to speak out against a potential law requiring apprenticeships for construction workers. The bill (Intro. 1447), which currently has the support of the New York City Council, comes as ...

NYC Rent Guidelines Board votes to increase rent on 1, 2-year leases

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted 7-2 to increase rent 1.25 percent on one-year rent-stabilized leases and a 2 percent increase on two-year leases.

Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap

The median existing home price climbed to $252,800 in May, according to the National Association of Realtors, exceeding the peak hit in June 2016 of $247,600.

The struggle is real for Millennial homebuyers

It's going to be an intense house-hunting season -- especially for young buyers.

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