$46 billion for U.S. renters, FL condo collapse, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 7, 2021 - 10:30AM


Legal Aid wants New York State to prove that vulnerable communities were informed about emergency rental assistance (press release)

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams wins the Democratic primary for New York City mayor (The New York Times)

President Joe Biden's stimulus package includes $46 billion for renters facing eviction—but only 4 percent of the funds have been dispersed (Business Insider)

Three New York State senators propose stricter building inspection requirements following the Surfside condo collapse (The Real Deal)

The New York Public Library reopens most of its branches this month after being closed because of the pandemic (amNewYork)

An affordable apartment lottery launches for 16 apartments in Mott Haven (New York YIMBY)


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on 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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