August 21, 2015
By NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
New York NY – More New Yorkers than ever are struggling to keep up with rising rents, leaving less and less of their paychecks for things like food, healthcare, and other essentials. This is not a niche issue; it affects everyone from those struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder to middle-class working families.
New York City must remain a city for all – it's what gives our city the dynamism and diversity that attracts people from all around the country and all around the world. It's what makes New York, New York.
To combat this housing crisis, we're building more affordable housing than at any other time in New York City over the last 40 years.
Our commitment: build or protect 200,000 units of affordable housing — enough to house the entire population of Miami.