City Finances 30,000 Affordable Homes in 2020

The newly financed homes keep New York City on track to meet its goal to provide 300,000 affordable homes by 2026. On February 9, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the City financed the construction and preservation of 29,521 affordable homes in 2020. Fifty-seven percent of the affordable homes financed in 2020 will serve families of three that earn less than $52,000 per year. The city has financed over 177,000 homes through the Housing … <Read More>

Succession Rights Granted in Mitchell-Lama Co-op

Downs syndrome grand-nephew sought succession rights to Mitchell-Lama cooperative apartment. On February 3, 2012, the permanent tenant of Lindsay Park Housing Corp., a Mitchell-Lama affordable housing cooperative, died. Following her death, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ruled that the grand-nephew, Haile King-Rubie, who resided with the deceased did not have succession rights to the apartment. Haile King-Rubie, who has Down syndrome, filed a petition to review this decision.

Appellate Court Reinstates Action Over Mitchell-Lama Apartment

The court found issues of fact and reversed previous summary judgment for the tenant.  In 2000, John G. and Yunia C. Rwambuya permanently vacated their apartment at 10 Waterside Plaza in the Kips Bay area of Manhattan.  The apartment complex was regulated under the Mitchell-Lama program and later converted to market-rate housing.  A settlement agreement signed by the Rwambuyas granted them a limited right to transfer their apartment to their son, Joseph Rwambuya as a … <Read More>

HPD Adopts Amendments to Mitchell-Lama Rules

New rules address transferability of applications, preferences for veterans, and more.  On November 25, 2014 the Department of Housing Preservation and Development formally adopted amendments to the rules governing city-aided limited-profit housing companies, commonly referred to as the Mitchell-Lama program.  A public hearing on the proposed changes was held on November 6, 2013 and public comments were received by HPD through November 30, 2013.