Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 New York Times    

With Vacation Rentals Empty, European Cities See a Chance to Reclaim Housing


In Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, the city government is becoming a landlord itself by renting empty apartments and subletting them as subsidized housing. In Barcelona, Spain, the housing department is threatening to take possession of empty properties and do the same.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

CityLimits Op Ed: Time to Stop Warehousing

NY Must Act to Stop ‘Warehousing’ of Vacant Affordable Apartments

While New York City is experiencing a severe shortage of affordable housing and increase in homelessness both before and amidst the pandemic, landlords are holding thousands of affordable units off the market.’

Oct. 15, 2020

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NYC Comptroller report cites warehousing as big problem

  NYC Comptroller's Spotlight:  NYC's Housing Supply Challenge , Feb. 13, 2024:  EXCERPT: One particular area of concern in the gap ...