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De Blasio housing plans face broad grassroots opposition

By Emily Ngo December 20, 2015

This time, it’s not powerful forces in Albany fighting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing agenda. It’s voices from communities throughout the city.

For the first time in his two-year-old mayoralty, de Blasio is facing broad-based grassroots resistance, which has coalesced against major components of his plans for creating 200,000 affordable housing units in 10 years.

New Yorkers Demand City End 'Backdoor Deals,' Hold Developers Accountable

By Danielle Tcholakian | December 16, 2015 6:56pm @danielleiat

BOWLING GREEN — The city can't keep giving away subsidies and tax breaks to developers if it is not equipped to hold them accountable for affordable housing and other promises made in exchange, community leaders and residents said Wednesday at a City Planning Commission hearing.

Reject Zoning Changes For El Barrio, Residents Say

By Gustavo Solis | November 10, 2015 4:01pm​

East Harlem resident Raymond Tirado fears the zoning changes will make it difficult for him to stay in East Harlem after he retires. He asked the community board to vote against them in an upcoming meeting.