Mayor de Blasio unveils affordable housing plan - FOX 35 News Orlando

Mayor de Blasio unveils affordable housing plan

Posted: Updated:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday announced his $41 billion plan to build and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing in the next 10 years.

"There's an inequality crisis in this city and in this nation," de Blasio said.

We toured the building used as one the the backdrops of the mayor's announcement. Deplorable conditions led the city to take it over. 120,000 of the housing units in the plan are preservation projects. Either way, it'll take some time to repair -- the units and the crisis alike.

Our question: how long do you think it will take before New Yorkers feel the benefits of this initiative?

De Blasio answered that some will start feeling the increase this year, then the year after, and more so the years after that.

The mayor's program anticipates about $8.2 billion in city money with state, federal and private funds covering the rest.

With the AP

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Summit at City Hall to discuss police-community relations

    Summit at City Hall to discuss police-community relations

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:49:31 GMT
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City will be at the center of a summit held at City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders are expected to attend the round table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island lead Mayor De Blasio to host the forum.
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City will be at the center of a summit held at City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders are expected to attend the round table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island lead Mayor De Blasio to host the forum.
  • 8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
  • FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices