On December 10, 2018 our legal team submitted a complaint to the City arguing they had not studied the impact of Inwood upzoning on racial and ethnic minorities, the impact of the upzoning on minority and women-owned businesses, or its effect on tenants currently paying preferential rents. The City promised affordable housing as part of its upzonings – but the City isn’t willing to subsidize housing that people in households below the community median income can afford. Instead, the upzoning mostly creates new housing opportunities for higher income, primarily White households. We are now expecting a response from the City this Friday, March 8 regarding our Article 78 lawsuit.
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