One area the administration has been willing to spend money is in building affordable housing in the city. The New Housing Marketplace Plan, a multi-billion dollar investment, is expected to produce up to 140,000 housing units (the initial goal was 165,000). Small snag: many will only be affordable for upper-income people. A new report prepared by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development found that two thirds of the new spaces cost too much for most neighborhood residents. In half of the districts surveyed, the majority of units are too expensive for residents that make the neighborhood’s median income (the administration disputes their conclusions). “The typical Bronx household would have to make 1.5 times its income in order to be able to afford the majority of the affordable housing built in the Bronx,” they write. As Eric Jaffe points out in Atlantic Cities, “In general terms, the affordable housing plan did create low-income housing, but it was upper-low-income housing.”
Bloomberg. Is. The Worst.
sidnote: Tumblr, your new editing platform is friggen terrible, especially for editing HTML. Good job.
One night, 20 officers surrounded a man outside the Brownsville Houses after he would not let an officer smell the contents of his orange juice container.
This article is 2 years old, but it hasn’t gotten any better in Bloomberg’s New York especially when King Mike is so delusional he’s invoking Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to defend the program. 52,000 stops over 4 years averages out to over 140 stops per day… and that’s just in about 8 blocks of Brownsville. So when someone tells you “America isn’t a Police State” remind them that that’s only true in select neighborhoods for select races…