Statement by Real Affordability for All coalition on Mayor de Blasio's Housing New York plan

Statement regarding Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan:

“Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York plan is a major step forward. The plan will increase the real affordability of housing for low-income and moderate-income New Yorkers, and right the wrongs of the Bloomberg years. The Mayor’s team has listened to the concerns of economically vulnerable residents like me who are struggling to find decent and affordable places to live. We agree with the Mayor that better mixed-income models should replace the failed 80/20 model and that stronger code enforcement is essential for preserving existing affordable housing. We will continue to advocate for the 50/50 model as the best way to maximize real affordability in new housing developments. We are also very eager to hear the Mayor’s ideas for reducing homelessness and strengthening NYCHA in order to make the city more livable and affordable for all residents,” said Reginald Brown, a formerly homeless resident of Brooklyn and member of VOCAL-NY who is also a spokesperson for the Real Affordability for All campaign.

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