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Council calls for stronger rent regs

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

The City Council Housing and Buildings committee held a hearing on legislation aimed at maintaining rent stabilization in the city this past Monday, with city elected officials also expressing strong support for the repeal of various policies at the state level that allow landlords to increase rents and move apartments out of the program, such as vacancy decontrol, preferential rent and vacancy bonuses. 651 more words

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City is warehousing vacant lots intended for housing: Stringer

By Sabina Mollot

On Monday, City Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, saying that at the rate it’s been working to turn over 1,000 vacant city-owned lots into… 631 more words

Affordable Housing

Stringer: Land That Could Be Used For Affordable Housing Sits Vacant

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the homeless shelter population rises, a new audit shows the city is sitting on undeveloped land that could help fix the problem. 132 more words

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