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Council bill would legalize some basement apartments

A City Council bill up for debate next week would legalize certain basement apartments in East New York—which officials hope will create affordable housing within existing buildings while bringing ill... read more

Basements could be big money-makers for NYC landlords

A City Council bill may legalize some basement apartments in East New York. The move is an attempt to create more affordable housing in existing buildings, Crain’s New York reported. A hearing ... read more

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Legalizing basement apartments

As part of negotiations over a 2016 rezoning in Espinal’s district, the lawmaker got Mayor Bill de Blasio’s team to agree to study legalizing basement apartments ... “Any legalization of basement apar... read more


City Council advances plan to build thousands of affordable apartments in Brooklyn’s East New York

The City Council struck a deal Thursday to advance a zoning ... targeted by speculators who want to buy their properties, and study a way to legalize basement apartments that are common in the neighbo... read more

New York City pilots basement housing program to expand affordability

and the Department of City Planning have been working with city council members to legalize more basement apartment rental units, and this June the city took a major step forward. According to City Ha... read more

We can’t afford bill for Victoria’s cladding crisis, pensioners say

Kevin and Jennifer Opie at their South Yarra apartment ... take on the repair bill. “Now the house prices are going down too. We are stuck here,” she said. Mr Opie said taking out one of the extended, ... read more

Mayor Unveils Funding for Tenant Programs, Basement Apartments in 2019 Budget

Amid a heated debate this week about reforming New York City’s archaic property tax system, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an $87 billion budget for 2019 that included additional funding for public hou... read more

City seeks to create livable basement apartments through new pilot program

There could soon be an influx of basement apartments in New York City, at a time when the city’s affordable housing crisis has become all the more dire. City Council members Brad ... has the backing o... read more

The basement apartment solution: We can find lots more affordable housing underground

Basement apartments are often ... And just recently, I along with Council Members Brad Lander and Inez Barron introduced legislation to amend building code requirements around basement dwellings to fa... read more

Council bill could legalize some basement apartments in NYC

More than 100,000 families in New York City are believed to be living in illegal basement apartments. Now a new bill is trying to change that, by helping home owners bring their units up to code. read more

The Real Deal Los Angeles

After three years of debate, a City Council committee on Tuesday approved ... taking vital housing off the market. The bill has its critics, too. Some say that renting out rooms and apartments online ... read more



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