The fight for affordable housing at a Queens Village site slated for major redevelopment by New York state has the support of local Catholic priests who are working with a nonprofit organization seeking to get 3,000 apartments built there.
The Livonia C3 Senior Residence plans to offer 142 affordable rental apartments for seniors and formerly homeless adults in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood.
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.
When Denise Robinson was shown an apartment unit at the Catholic Charities Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto, she knew she had found a new home.
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.
Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio’s leadership was honored Feb. 10 by Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens when it attached his name to CCBQ’s first affordable housing structure for low-income senior citizens. It is now called the Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Residence.
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.
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.