A win for NYCHA tenants, Covid restrictions ease, & more

By Emily Myers | June 15, 2021 - 10:30AM 

Emily Myers for Brick Underground

The State Senate has passed a bill to offer discounted rent to NYCHA residents when they are forced to deal with utility outages (QNS) 

Most of New York's coronavirus restrictions will be lifted now that 70 percent of adults are at least partially vaccinated (Gothamist)

The argument against housing vouchers: Subsidizing demand will just keep increasing the rent (City Journal)

Cohabs, a Belgian-based co-living company is expanding its footprint in NYC with $50 million to spend on vacant buildings (The Real Deal)

How to best revitalize Black neighborhoods: Wealthy investors and Opportunity Zones or direct public investment? (Bloomberg CityLab)

Want to quit NYC for a nomadic life? Airbnb is offering 12 people the chance to live free for a year around the world—with a travel allowance too (Architectural Digest)

Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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