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Planning Commission Passes de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Proposal (The Real Deal)

The Real Deal, February 3, 2016

Planning Commission Passes de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Proposal

The Planning Commission’s most significant modification to the proposal concerned the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s role in appeals developers can make to the Board of Standards and Appeals, which could waive MIH requirements for those who prove an economic hardship. The BSA process has long been criticized as a loophole developers exploit to circumvent zoning laws, and many have taken aim at the lack of clarity the de Blasio administration’s MIH proposal provides on appeals. The New York City Bar Association, for example, wrote a letter to Weisbrod late last month asking for clarification in the final text on HPD’s role.

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