Some See Little Room for Large, Poor Families in Mayor’s Housing Plan

When Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that the city was planning to develop new super-small apartments — called “microunits” — it represented another step toward his ambitious goal of building or preserving 165,000 homes for poor and moderate-income families across New York by 2014. But some housing advocates, community leaders and elected officials say this latest proposal only highlights that one demographic group has been left out: large, poor families. The struggles of these families come as those who have long applauded the efforts of the mayor, who has been credited with overseeing the city’s largest expansion of affordable housing since the 1980s, look more closely at the results.

New York Times


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