Hotel-to-housing conversions approved, displaced Jackson Heights renters, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen | June 8, 2022 - 10:30AM

Governor Kathy Hochul signs a bill to convert unused hotels into affordable housing to ease homelessness (amNewYork)

Jackson Heights tenants displaced by an eight-alarm fire last April face mold and bedbugs in a hotel while they wait to return home (Curbed)

New Yorkers need to earn an annual salary of at least $157,000 to afford the median rent in Manhattan (New York Post)

Kingston, New York, may soon declare a housing emergency and implement rent stabilization for some buildings (The Real Deal)

An estimated 450 households go without water due to a main break in Long Island City (Gothamist)

What it's like living in Easton, Pennsylvania, a history city with low property taxes (The New York Times)





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