Define affordable
Mar 11, 2020 | 4580 views | 0 0 comments | 504 504 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

It is great news that city officials and their development partners opened a 100

percent affordable housing development in Edgemere. But what exactly do they mean by "affordable."

Your report notes that of the 127 apartments in Edgemere, more than 50 are for low-income residents making less than $50,000 year, but there is no mention of rental rates for those tenants.

I make less than $50,000 a year as a retiree on a fixed income, and pay more than

$1,800 month for a rent-controlled apartment. Would you call that

affordable?

Next time you report on an affordable housing project, please indicate exactly who can afford it.

Sincerely.

Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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