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NY flats stay empty even as homelessness rate rises

Inadequate number of tenants in qualifying income brackets leaves units vacant in affordable residences

535 Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn was developed to be affordable housing. However, there are gripes that it is still beyond the reach of some applicants due to its funding and subsidy structure.

New York

IN ANY given week, the housing crisis in New York City reveals itself through new but familiar anecdotes of deprivation, in fresh sets of grim statistics, in staggering contradictions. Among the poor, those with housing are the fortunate. During the past year, the homelessness...

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