The New York Housing Conference continued the push for a “City that says yes” to housing – including affordable and supportive housing development in every neighborhood.
There are currently two projects with affordable housing being proposed in Council District 13 in the eastern Bronx that are getting pushback from some residents.
This is a critical moment to encourage this local community, and all local communities that will follow, to support affordable housing. The data in our NYC Housing Tracker shows that all neighborhoods need affordable housing but some have not been doing their part and have seen far less affordable housing development than other districts.
Council District 13 is one of the districts that is not doing its share – having produced just 58 units of affordable housing in total over the past 8 years – the fifth smallest production of the 51 Council Districts.
On Tuesday Rachel Fee published an Op-Ed in Gotham Gazette supporting the need for affordable housing in every Council District, and highlighting the housing needs in Council District 13. You can see the Op-Ed here.
On Wednesday NYHC joined Mayor Adams, other housing advocates, and unions supporting the need for affordable housing in Throggs Neck. And after the rally, Brendan Cheney testified at the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises hearing on the Bruckner Blvd. project describing the housing insecurity and the need for affordable housing in the district. You can read our testimony here.