Statement from Rep. Maloney on Mayor de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan


NEW YORK, NY – May 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Following Mayor de Blasio’s formal unveiling of his administration’s long-term plan to address New York City’s affordable housing crisis, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), a longtime affordable housing advocate, released the following statement:

“Today Mayor de Blasio did indeed release an ‘ambitious’ affordable housing plan – one that is comprehensive and strives to make sure that individuals and families who work hard and want to call New York City home will be able to do so for years to come.

“The mayor’s plan calls for a significant expansion of our affordable housing stock over the next decade, as well as increased preservation efforts. The plan will provide affordable housing options to a wide arrange of incomes. There will be a focus on cutting through red-tape that can make affordable housing development unattractive and attention paid to areas in the city that can support more housing. And very importantly, this housing plan will create roughly 200,000 construction jobs.

“The mayor knows very well that New York City is facing an affordable housing crisis. He continues to fulfill the mandate given to him by the people of this city when they resoundingly elected him to tackle this crisis. I applaud Mayor de Blasio for putting forth this ambitious housing plan and I look forward to doing what I can, at the federal level, to help New York City achieve its affordable housing goals.”

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