Biden's plans for real estate, MTA fare hike postponed, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 20, 2021 - 11:30AM

As Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, his real estate plans include continuing the nationwide residential eviction moratorium and ending some real estate tax breaks (The Real Deal)

The MTA postponed plans for a fare hike for several months because of the Covid-19 pandemic (Gothamist)

Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget plan includes a new tax on the vacation house rentals (The Buffalo News)

A proposal by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to remove all undocumented immigrants from public housing has seemingly disappeared (Gothamist)

Pet adoptions surged during the pandemic, but with evictions looming, millions of these animals risk being abandoned or returned to shelters (The New York Times) 

An affordable apartment lottery opened for three apartments in East New York. Rent starts at $1,950 for a one bedroom (Brownstoner)

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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