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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. Back ... 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 on the ... read more

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

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Memphis City Council returns to work at first meeting of 2019, fills vacancies

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - New year, new council ... betting bill. Tuesday, Boyd cited the money being lost to Tunica, Mississippi where casinos recently opened sports books after a landmark supreme court ru... 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

The Mayor of Covington, Kentucky, Explains What His City Stands For

If you were in doubt, here is some recent grist. This makes it all the more ... Laura Tyson was head of Bill Clinton’s National Economic Council and is a professor at UC Berkeley.) In an article “Amer... 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

'There could be a secret tug-of-war over a new Marks and Spencer store in Hull'

That's the question some ... council recently shifted its policy on Albion Square by moving away from the original idea of teaming up with a single development partner to deliver the ambitious project ... read more

Philly City Council’s season of housing and development reform, recapped

But something seemed a little off in the Council chambers . Blackwell’s introduction of the bill included some weird rhetorical jabs ... of up to 150 feet plastic piping can be used within apartments, ... read more

Substandard Housing Is Not Affordable Housing, It's Dangerous Housing

My “Aggravated Illegal Conversions” bill, Intro. 1218-A, introduced jointly with Borough President Adams, Council Member Williams ... will not impede the efforts to legalize and standardize basement a... 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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