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Scaffold law reform should be priority for state legislators
Jolie Milstein, Thu, Jan 10th, 2019 3:17:39 am

As state lawmakers convene in Albany for the new legislative session, their discussions to address the statewide housing crisis should include a focus on reforming the obscure but deeply problematic Scaffold Law.

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Time to get RAD with public housing
Jolie Milstein, Fri, Dec 14th, 2018 5:07:35 am

When state lawmakers return to Albany next month to start the new legislative session, they will have an opportunity to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of public housing residents statewide by leveraging the tools offered by the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

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Growing YIMBY Movement a Good Sign for Affordable Housing
Jolie Milstein, Thu, Nov 29th, 2018 3:34:41 am

It is no secret that tens of millions of families are struggling to cover the cost of housing — or that this crisis deserves a real solution. That is why we are seeing a growing YIMBY movement in cities like San Francisco, Cambridge and, of course, in New York.

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Three necessary rent reforms: Developers and tenant advocates stand together to push for changes to New York law
By JUDI KENDE, JOLIE MILSTEIN and JUDITH GOLDINER, Mon, Nov 26th, 2018 3:20:24 am

Rent regulation laws were designed to promote housing stability in and around New York City. They are no longer fulfilling that mission effectively.

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New state legislature presents opportunities for affordable housing
Jolie Milstein, Thu, Nov 15th, 2018 3:33:03 am

New York State is now solidly controlled by the Democratic Party. In addition to maintaining control of the State Executive Branch and the State Assembly, Democrats now have a majority in the Senate for the first time in years after picking up several seats across the state in last week's elections.

These new political dynamics will have significant impacts on critical issues facing New Yorkers – particularly on affordable housing. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.





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