An estimated 60,000 New Yorkers were living in homeless shelters as of late 2015, with many members of the working poor unable to access any affordable housing. For the most vulnerable in our city, the affordability crisis has become a full-blown state of emergency.
If de Blasio fails to create truly affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers, he will repeat Bloomberg’s worst mistakes. As of right now, the similarities are painfully stark.
Instead, as this report shows, the city is currently stuck in aTale of One Housing Plan, and it won’t end well for the vast majority of New Yorkers.