Hundreds Of Protesters Rally Against De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan


Nearly one thousand New Yorkers gathered near City Hall on Tuesday morning to protest Mayor de Blasio's controversial affordable housing plan. Low-income tenants from across the city spoke out against the plan's legal cornerstones, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), which would require developers building in certain areas to set aside at least a quarter of new apartments at below-market rates, and allow developers to build taller if they include senior housing, among other things. The housing that gets built as a result, activists argued, would be out of reach for the lowest-income New Yorkers, and they say the plan as written is a giveaway for developers. Read the full story.