Affordable Housing Advocates Fret Over Proposed Stabilized Rent Hike

New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board will vote June 21 on the biggest hikes for stabilized rent rates in nearly 10 years. Landowners say they need the hikes to keep pace with inflation. Tenants, meanwhile, assail the idea, adding that inflation is what keeps them from paying more on rent.

Only In Print: CCBQ Reflecting on Solar Power

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens has contracted with Houston-based EDP Renewables to purchase green energy for affordable housing buildings. It is one more step to answering Pope Francis’ “Laudato Sí” encyclical.

Catholic Leaders Say After Demise of Eviction Moratorium, Rental Assistance is Key

After the Supreme Court overturned a national moratorium on evictions from rental properties imposed by the Centers for Disease Control amid the Covid pandemic, the president of Catholic Charities USA says it’s now crucial to educate local Catholic charities, landlords, and renters on how to access the billions of dollars of rental assistance available from the federal government.

Affordable Housing Proponents Seek Property Tax Reform 

Property tax reform advocates say the owners of homes in low-income neighborhoods shoulder greater tax burdens than owners of homes in more affluent areas. The Nehemiah Homeowners Association, Tax Equity Now New York, and Father Ed Mason clamor for change.