As rents continue to soar and landlords seek to fill apartments with high income tenants, the city must work to protect affordable housing for low-income residents. This work is most vital in historically low-income communities, where a sizable portion of the City’s rent regulated housing stock remains. That is why we must put the critical issue of housing preservation on the City’s policy agenda.
The New York City Council Affordable Housing Preservation Taskforce, which I’m honored to chair with Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams, will direct much needed attention toward renewing and enrolling existing buildings in housing preservation programs. With the goal of preserving the city’s existing stock of rent regulated housing units, the Taskforce will focus on preventing displacement, preserving our neighborhoods and promoting the fabulous diversity which makes New York the greatest city in the world.
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