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New York builders may have to keep 25% of homes for low-income residents

Proposed new zoning rules will first be applied to select areas under mayor's target for affordable housing

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The rezoning plan has drawn some fierce opposition from tenant and community advocates who say it does not go far enough in creating housing for poor New Yorkers. A group of 30 protesters gathered in the lobby of the City Planning Department building as the commission met, at times drowning out the proceedings.

New York

DEVELOPERS who want to build in certain areas of New York City would be required for the first time to set aside at least 25 per cent of their units for lower-income residents under proposed zoning rules officially released this week by the de Blasio administration.

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