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City Launches Pilot Program to Legalize Basement Apartments

Almost three years after it was first proposed, a pilot program to legalize ... homeowners.” Some City Councilmembers had voiced concerns about the bill, including whether the pilot program would make ... read more

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 ... 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

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NYC Launches Pilot Program To Legalize Basement Apartments And Expand Affordable Housing

A new law to authorize the pilot was signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday ... according to a November 2018 City Council report. “"Finding a path to create safe, legal basement apartments that will ... read more


NYC moves to turn basement apartments into legal, safe, affordable housing, but renters worry increases aren't far behind

So I figured, why not live in a basement where I can have my own privacy?” Some 114,000 New Yorkers live in illegal basement apartments ... rents as we legalize these homes,” Conte said. Councilman ... read more

East New York pilot program will create livable basement apartments

The Basement Apartments Safe for Everyone (BASE) coalition, made up of community and housing advocates, has been working toward the creation of a program to legalize basement units for some 10 years ... read more

Support Grows for Bill That Would Legalize More Home Construction Across California

A new poll from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce found that 74 percent of people in San Francisco support a state bill that would override local controls to allow for the construction of ... read more

Basement apartments in East NY may be legalized with $5.7M in de Blasio’s budget proposal

Mayor Bill de Blasio allotted ... to a pilot program that would legalize basement apartments in East New York. As part of the East New York Neighborhood Plan championed by Councilman Rafael Espinal ... 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. Back ... read more

Basement apartments become legal in East New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill this afternoon to legalize basement apartments ... year in hopes that 5,000 apartments could be created or brought up to code. The legislation passed with 44 votes ... read more



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