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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.



New Coalition of Affordable Housing Industry Leaders, Tenant Advocates and Labor Calls for Crucial Reforms to State Rent Laws
Rent Reform Coalition, Wed, Nov 14th, 2018 5:21:13 am

"As we continue maximizing the production of affordable homes to address New York's statewide housing crisis, NYSAFAH recognizes the crucial importance of strengthening our state's rent laws to help protect the millions of New Yorkers already living in rent-stabilized housing," said Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH). "We will work with stakeholders to urge the State Legislature to take greater action on affordable housing across the board – and that means building more new affordable housing while also expanding efforts to preserve the units we have now." FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE



Affordable housing developers teaming with low-income tenant activists to push for rent regulation reforms
Kenneth Lovett, Wed, Nov 14th, 2018 5:16:10 am

ALBANY — A group representing affordable housing developers is teaming up with low-income tenant activists for the first time to push for rent regulation reforms.

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing — along with groups that include the Legal Aid Society, VOCAL New York, Enterprise Community Partners, AARP, the Coalition for the Homeless, and the New York Housing Conference — sent letters to state leaders urging specific pro-tenant changes when the rent laws expire in June. FULL ARTICLE HERE.





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