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A Senior Citizen As Your New Roommate

A Senior Citizen As Your New Roommate

By Sierra Jackson, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under News, University News

As part of its plan to make NYU more affordable, the Affordability Steering Committee plans to match students with senior citizens who have a spare bedroom by the fall of 2017.

Millennial Homeownership is More Dream Than Reality

Millennial Homeownership is More Dream Than Reality

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of renting.

Affordable Housing Battles in the Backyard

Affordable Housing Battles in the Backyard

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Failing to create a pathway for legal ADUs will force the number of illegal, and often unsafe units to rise.

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If de Blasio wants to keep affordable housing around for the long term, his development plan sorely needs a density bonuses that incentivize developers to keep building affordable units.

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As tensions and tempers flare between the encroaching walls of gentrification and those who find themselves forced out of their old homes, the parallels between San Francisco’s issues with homelessness and New York’s are clear.

NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A proper city-wide Area Median Income would be relevant and useful figure for evaluating and not just a guise for gentrification.

Stuy Town sale promises more affordable housing

Stuy Town sale promises more affordable housing

By Momachi Pabrai, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under City News, News, University News

Stuyvesant Town, the popular housing location for NYU students, will be allocating nearly half its apartments for middle-class residents.

Affordable housing groups show support for NYU 2031

Affordable housing groups show support for NYU 2031

By Alanna Bayarin, News Editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under News

Affordable housing advocates have stepped into a yearslong legal showdown between NYU and Greenwich Village residents intent on stopping the school's expansion in the neighborhood — arguing in favor of NYU's controversial plan.

NYU team wins design contest

NYU team wins design contest

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under News

A team of NYU graduate students won a redesign competition for their affordable housing plan for a housing complex in Louisiana.

Affordable housing policy must be reworked

Affordable housing policy must be reworked

By Kenny Kyunghoon Lee, Contributing Columnist

March 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With current state rent stabilization laws set to expire soon, NYC should rethink affordable housing subsidies in order to more effectively support residents that actually need the help.

New York’s growing homelessness should be a major mayoral issue

New York’s growing homelessness should be a major mayoral issue

October 21, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Homelessness has become a sad fixture of modern life. Tonight, over 55,000 New Yorkers will be sleeping in shelters throughout the city, others on the streets. Of them, 21,000 are children. New York City — often commended for its progressive ideals and forward thinking — lags behind other cities in combating this plight. The city must do more to achieve access to affordable housing and reduce the level of homel...