The Council Speaker announced $250 million for NYCHA and called on Albany to match the funds. On February 11, 2015 City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito delivered her first State of the City address at the Johnson Community Center in East Harlem. As part of the address’ overall theme to “lift every voice”, the Speaker announced a plan to commit $225 million in capital funding for the New York City Housing Authority to improve conditions in … <Read More>
Affordable housing issues, including rent-regulation, mandatory inclusionary zoning, and more were highlighted in the speech. On February 3, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his second State Of The City address from Baruch College. The Mayor spoke at length about the affordable housing crisis facing New York City and the programs his administration has begun or will propose to address the problem.