Mitchell-Lama in the news

Where Bronx housing went awry

By Eileen Markey
New York Daily News
Feb 02, 2022 at 5:00 am

excerpt below (read the article at the link above):

“…The Twin Parks fire started when we gave over a crucial social function to the market. The market doesn’t work for providing housing in New York City. If it did, we wouldn’t have nearly half a million people in public housing, 45,000 people in city shelters and one in seven kids in the Bronx living in a shelter, a family member or friends’ couch or a car. If the market worked, we wouldn’t have one in three Bronxites paying half their income in rent….”