These two issues are important to work on, however, some of her proposals are rather shocking and reflect the increasing attacks on our contextual rezonings and our fight against dangerous illegal conversions. Again, this is a portion of Ms. Garcia's Policy Statement.
Is this what we can expect to hear from other candidates for Mayor this year?" - anonymous
Housing supply has not kept up with demand. We added 500k New Yorkers over the last decade, but only 100k units of new housing.
Public dollars cannot fund all affordable housing, but we can make it easier and faster for private partners to build.
That means comprehensive upzoning to ensure all neighborhoods - particularly those rich in transit, jobs, and great schools - have their fair share of affordable housing.
We need to get creative: end apartment bans and legalize basement apartments, accessory dwelling units, and single-room occupancy apartments (SROs).
Accelerate approvals for new housing construction by streamlining the ULURP and environmental review process, especially for affordable housing projects.