Rent relief chief resigns, sprinkler systems for houses, & more

By Emily Myers | October 5, 2021 - 10:30AM 

The head of New York’s much maligned rent relief program, Michael Hein, resigns—he was the commissioner of the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (The Real Deal via New York Post)

State lawmakers urge Governor Kathy Hochul to approve a bill to expand the use of fire sprinkler systems in houses (Spectrum News)

Advocates want a changes that made it easier for families to enter homeless shelters to be made permanent (CityLimits)

Mortgage payments grow increasingly unaffordable as rising prices and stagnant incomes cancel the advantage of low rates (Fox Business via The Wall Street Journal)

East New York adds 1,163 affordable apartments with the opening of The Fountains, a $425 million, six-building residential complex (Brooklyn Paper)

New York scrapes into the top 10 best places to have a baby, ranking ninth (The New York Times)

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