Solving affordable housing crisis means changing the conversation

rew-online.com - 08-14

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Any New Yorker who has tried to rent a house or apartment recently knows that New York City is in the throes of an affordable housing crisis. Most people would say this is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, but many of those same people balk at the idea of development. The reality is that the way out of this crisis requires a combination of preserving existing housing stock and new construction — and accomplishing that will require working with, and not against, housing developers.