If we’re looking for bold ideas to address these pressing problems, here’s a suggestion: Let’s act now to convert cash-strapped hotels and office buildings into permanently affordable and supportive housing.

A time for creative thinking and bold action

This past year has presented New York City with some of the greatest challenges we have ever faced. The pandemic and recession have exposed and exacerbated longstanding racial, economic and gender-based inequalities, and their effects are most strongly felt in working class communities of color. As with any crisis, however, this moment also presents our city with opportunities for creative thinking and bold action.

Let’s act now to convert cash-strapped hotels and office buildings into permanently affordable and supportive housing. Luckily, there is state legislation known as the “Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act” which would allow us to do just that. Read more


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