A look back -- timeline for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing & Zoning for Quality and Affordability

Citywide zoning text amendment proposals entered the Community Board 60-day review period in a zoning amendment process similar to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the city's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability plans in September 2015. The review period ended November 30, 2015. Community Board 11 voted for conditional disapproval of both zoning text amendments, as did the Manhattan Borough Board. Community Board 11 was absent from the Manhattan Borough Board meeting and did not vote. The City Planning Commission held a public hearing on the plans, followed by a City Council vote in favor of a revised Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality Affordability text amendments on March 22, 2016. Read more on the City Council changes to MIH/ZQA here

City Planning Commission public hearing on Mandatory Inclusionary Housing/Zoning for Quality and Affordability: Wednesday, December 16 at 9:00am, National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green.

Manhattan Borough Board vote on Mandatory Inclusionary Housing/Zoning for Quality and Affordability: Monday, November 30 at 8:30am, 1 Centre Street. 

Special Full Board Meeting on CD11 Budget Priorities and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing/Zoning for Quality and Affordability: Monday, November 23, 2014 at 6:30pm. Children's Aid Society, 130 East 101st Street. 

Special Executive Committee meeting on Mandatory Inclusionary Housing/Zoning for Quality and Affordability: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Bonifacio Senior Center, 7 East 116th Street. 

Public hearing: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7pm. Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital & Nursing Facility, 1752 Park Ave. at 122nd St. 

Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH)

Looking for more information on the city's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing plan? Check out the below links for more info. The list provides basic information from differing perspectives, ranging from support to opposition to skeptical criticism to help you form your own opinion. 

Recent Articles (October 2015 - present) 

East Harlem Residents Flood Community Board Meeting to Protest Rezoning Plan, The Indypendent, Nov. 18, 2015

Reject Zoning Changes for El Barrio, Residents Say, DNA Info, Nov. 10, 2015

East Harlem Tenants Group Rejects De Blasio Housing Plan, Offers Its Own, Gotham Gazette, Nov 6, 2015

Welcome to the Bronx reports on Bronx Community Boards' votes, Nov. 11, 2015

East Harlem Residents Protest Rezoning Plan, Voices of New York, Nov. 2015

De Blasio Housing Commissioner to Critics: "You Don't Stop Development," The Observer, Nov. 13, 2015

HPD Commissioner Vicki Been's Presentation, "Housing New York: Pairing Neighborhood Investment with Protections Against Displacement," Nov. 2015

How Are NYC Community Boards Reacting to De Blasio's Housing Plan?, City Limits, Nov. 2, 2015 

Official information from NYC/Selected Articles (Oct. 2014 - Sep. 2015)

Department of City Planning (DCP) - Mandatory Inclusionary Housing

DCP MIH Presentation, September 2015

DCP press release on ULURP for MIH and ZQA, September 21, 2015

New York Zoning Plan Requires More Affordable Homes, New York Times, Sept. 22, 2015

Real Affordability for All report critiquing Mandatory Inclusionary Housing plan, Sept. 21, 2015

Watch: Carl Weisbrod at CityLaw Breakfast series on Mandatory Inclusionary Housing plan, answers question about the constitutionality of rezonings in NYC

Weisbrod Discusses the De Blasio Administrations Affordable Housing Program Now in its Toddler Stage, CityLand, September 15, 2015

With eye on affordable housing, City Hall to begin rezonings, Politico New York, Sept. 21, 2015

No consensus on De Blasio's latest affordable housing plan, Politico New York, August 5, 2015

Creating Affordable Housing out of Thin Air: The Economics of Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, NYU Furman Center, March 2015

Will Mayor's Plan Spur Gentrification? Met Council on Housing, February 2015

De Blasio's Doomed Plan, Jacobin Magazine, October 2014

East Harlem Neighborhood Study website (official information on the community visioning process preceding DCP rezoning plan) 


A look at the ongoing East NY Rezoning

Still lacking info on how the new rezoning processes actually occur? Check out below links on East NY's rezoning plan, which is currently under land use review, to understand what's next in East Harlem. Many articles below focus on what's been happening as actual details of the plan were released. 

Department of City Planning (DCP) – “East New York Community Plan” website

DCP East New York Presentation, DCP East New York Housing Plan

East NY zoning text amendment

Real Affordability for All report looks at alternate plan for deeper affordability in East NY than city's plan

Recent articles/Op-eds

De Blasio pitches rezoning plan at East New York church, Politico New York, Oct 4, 2015

Housing advocates fear East New York is the Next Williamsburg, Gothamist, Sep. 21, 2015

Mayor’s Brooklyn Rezoning Sparks Fierce Debate, Crain's Business Journal, Sep 17, 2015

Op-ed in Crain's: Gentrify East New York, Crain's Business Journal, Sept. 11, 2015

City’s Plan for East New York Tries to Address Gentrification Fears, City Limits, Jul 13, 2015

East New York Rezoning Outreach Proposals Leave Residents Uneasy, DNA Info, July 3, 2015

East New York Residents Demand Relief From Gentrification's Tightening Grip, Gothamist, May 13, 2015






Zoning for Quality and Affordability