De Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan Still Falls Short for Poorest NYers

Department of Housing Preservation And Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer celebrated the latest milestone in Mayor de Blasio’s controversial Housing New York Plan on Thursday, pointing out an increase in the program’s least expensive apartments while doubling down on the city’s commitment to house middle class New Yorkers.

“It is a true mixed income plan,” Torres-Springer told reporters. “Of course we need to meet the needs of families who are really struggling to get by in NYC…. But this also has to be a plan for other families in New York. Middle-income families who in too many instances are being driven out of the city due to rising costs.”

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