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Stringer complains about loss of affordable apartments in Brooklyn

September 26, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer. Eagle photo by Andy Katz
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Fashionable, well-publicized Brooklyn lost more inexpensive apartments than any other borough during the past decade, according to a report released by city Comptroller Scott Stringer on Tuesday. In 2005, Brooklyn had 513,077 rental apartments that cost $900 or less. Now, only 145,701 remain, according to the New York Post

Citywide, only 20 percent of all apartments cost $900 or less compared to 74 percent in 2005, Stringer’s study found. “Housing should be a way into the middle class, not a barrier to it. We need to take action,” Stringer said on Tuesday. He was joined by affordable-housing advocates who seek to pass stronger tenant-protection laws, the Post reported.


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