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    Mayor de Blasio unveils his housing plan in May 2014 (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)

    March 31, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: A Housing & Homelessness Agenda for the Next Mayor

    Rachel Fee, Executive Director of the New York Housing Conference, and Raysa S. Rodriguez, Associate Executive Director for Policy & Advocacy at the Citizens’ Committee for Children, joined the show to discuss how the next Mayor of New York City should address housing and homelessness.

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    State Senator Michael Gianaris (photo: Senator Michael Gianaris/flickr)

    A proposal to convert financially strapped hotels and other commercial properties into permanently affordable housing has been included in the State Senate's one-house budget proposal and is garnering support from a broad group of interested parties while new federal stimulus money is being eyed to fund the proposal.

    The "Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act," or HONDA, would create a program

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    New Yorkers need housing (photo: Emil Cohen/City Council)

    [Update: not long after this op-ed published, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie tweeted the Assembly's support for the HAVP rental subsidy and indicated the Assembly majority he leads would be fighting for its inclusion in the state budget due by April 1]

    I am the proud mother of an 18-year-old freshman at John Jay College, who is studying to become a criminal justice lawyer. It breaks

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    Housing (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)

    While there have been no shortage of Zoom forums and candidate discussions, it is fitting that the first televised gathering of mayoral hopefuls focused on housing and homelessness. The city is in the throes of a housing emergency that the pandemic has only exacerbated. One million households were rent burdened before the pandemic and now hundreds of thousands of households are at risk of

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    Housing rally (photo: John McCarten/City Council)

    An advocacy group that has spent decades fighting for the “defunding of harmful systems” is issuing a call to action to New York City’s political class to reorient city government and pursue permanent solutions to longstanding issues of homelessness, substance use, mental health, criminalization, and incarceration.

    VOCAL-NY, a statewide grassroots group, is preparing to unveil the “Caring & Compassionate New Deal For NYC,” which envisions reevaluating the city’s approach to intersecting crises of

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    (top: Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Andrew Yang, Ray McGuire; bottom: Eric Adams, Dianne Morales, Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer)

    Eight leading Democratic candidates in the race for mayor appeared in the first televised mayoral forum of the 2021 race to share their policy proposals for tackling housing and homelessness in New York City. The discussion had a particular focus on the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, which has added a new layer of concern regarding homelessness, evictions, rent and mortgage debt, housing segregation, affordable and

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    New York City (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    Three experts joined Citizens Union Foundation for a panel on "Vacancies andn Vision: What’s Next for NYC’s Streetscapes, Businesses, and Neighborhoods," disussing the future of New York City. Moderated by Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max, the panel included former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, City Council Member Carlina Rivera, and Larisa Ortiz, a planner, consultant, and member of the City Planning Commission. Watch: