Hear the rumor, or perhaps see the NYU study, that the city's affordable housing is vanishing faster than it can be built? Not true, says Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael Cestero. There has been a "significant net increase" in affordable housing through the Bloomberg years, and if affordable apartments were lost, that all happened between 2002 and 2005, and the drain had been stopped by 2008. [WNYC via Real Deal; previously]
Affordable Housing Is Actually Increasing
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Chicago City Council votes to protect tentants liiving in foreclosed buildings.
Sunday, Nov 29, 2009 Updated at 12:45 PM EDT