1 in 9 NYC students were homeless last year

A new report from Advocates for Children outlines causes of the 14% increase, including the ongoing migrant crisis.


NYC shelter limits could complicate asylum application process

New York City Council members raised concerns that shelter stay limits will make it more difficult for asylum-seekers to receive crucial notices from the federal government.

New York State

Q&A: Building YIMBY support for affordable housing in New York City

A discussion with Annemarie Gray, executive director of the nonprofit Open New York.


Speaker Adams opposes proposed changes to right to shelter

Mayor Eric Adams wants the courts to release the city from an obligation to house everyone who needs shelter, but the City Council does not.


Adams’ proposed changes to right to shelter would not be limited to migrant crisis

The city wants the court to relieve it of the right to shelter mandate whenever the homeless population spikes amid a state of emergency.

Energy & Environment

So… what ever happened to setting up safer basement apartments in New York?

Legislation to legalize and regulate underground dwellings stalled in the Legislature during session.


City Hall backs bill to require five-year affordable housing plans

The governor’s plan to spur affordable housing at the state level collapsed earlier this year, but Mayor Eric Adams is backing a bill to set housing production goals in every city neighborhood.


5 things to know about Eric Adams’ latest housing proposal

The New York City mayor unveiled the latest on his goal to become a “City of Yes.”

News & Politics

Can the comptroller really block the city's DocGo contract? (No.)

Former New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer saw the authority to register contracts as a first line of defense against financial impropriety and corruption.

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Hochul comes around to incentive approach on housing after lawmakers rejected her mandates

The governor is unilaterally employing a strategy she disliked when the Legislature pitched it.

News & Politics

Landlord group was one of biggest spenders on lobbyists last year

The group “Homeowners for an Affordable New York” paid $1.4 million to a single lobbying firm to fight “good cause” eviction protections.


Could New York City’s right to shelter apply statewide?

Some advocates and elected officials argue that the state constitution requires all localities, not just New York City, to provide shelter to anyone who needs it.


Opinion: Legislators must rescue the rent-stabilized market before it’s too late

In New York City’s unique housing market, incomes aren’t keeping up with the rents needed to operate and maintain buildings in the five boroughs.


Amid heat wave, at least one shelter for asylum-seekers lacks air conditioning

NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said the city limits the age of residents of a Harlem shelter that doesn’t have air conditioning.


Hochul announces agreement to build housing units at World Trade Center site

Coming off of a legislative session with little movement on her signature issue, the governor has announced another housing development in New York City.


Adams limits shelter stays for single adult asylum-seekers to 60 days

The mayor announced the move to ensure enough space for incoming families, including asylum-seekers