Saturday, February 20, 2016


Monday at City Hall, the Council's Committee on Housing and Buildings, chaired by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, will hear testimony on a package of  four bills designed to strengthen the city's tool-kit for preserving existing affordable housing. The preservation-focused hearing comes in the midst of negotiations with the de Blasio administration on both the Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning, and Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposals.

The Committee expects to hear testimony from the Department of Buildings (DOB), The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), housing advocates, legal services providers, members of the real estate industry and housing advocates.
  • Int. 152 - Sponsored by Council Member Lander would require a certificate of no harassment for the demolition or material alteration of residential buildings.
  • Int. 543 - Sponsored by Council Member Torres, addresses the issuance of orders to correct underlying conditions.
  • Int. 1015 - Sponsored by Council Member Kallos would establish a housing portal.
  • Int. 1044 - Sponsored by Public Advocate James would deny building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations.
Where: City Hall Chambers

When: Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:00AM

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