Over 101,000 homeless students, higher fines for building violations, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
November 9, 2021 - 10:30AM

Emily Myers for Brick Underground

More than 101,000 New York City public school students were homeless during the last school year, a 42 increase from 2010 (amNY)

Under a new law, property owners in New York face higher fines if they repeatedly violate building codes or leave them unaddressed (NY1)

Attorney General Letitia James backs “good cause” eviction protections for tenants as she ramps up her run for New York governor (City Limits)

After four years of delays and legal fights, a homeless shelter opens on Billionaires’ Row (The City)

Democrats want to make the biggest investment in affordable housing in history, pledging more than $150 billion to the effort (NPR)

Two-thirds of buyers in the U.S. aren't factoring in climate change when it comes to closing the deal, according to a PropertyNest survey (press release)


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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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