Turn Vacant NYC Lots Into Affordable Homes, Officials Say

A now-vacant lot in Bed-Stuy could sprout 12 new, affordable housing units with deeds in the hands of whoever lives there. And similar abandoned city-owned spots across Brooklyn and the city can do the same.

It’s only a matter of a $44 million drop in a bucket billions of dollars deep …

Lawmakers pushed for $44 million in state funding they said could turn vacant lots in places like Bed-Stuy into affordable, owned homes.

Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, Habitat For Humanity senior advocacy manager Katrell Lewis and state Sen. Zellnor Myrie speak Friday in front of a […]


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