Policy Brief | Apr. 2015

Reinventing the Mitchell-Lama Housing Program

Thomas J. Waters, Victor Bach

Summary: This CSS Policy Brief: describes the original Mitchell-Lama program as it was understood in its early years; surveys the housing stresses and hardships affecting households at different income levels and the range of current programs addressing those problems; explores subsidy tools that New York State could create in order to help develop a new generation of subsidized housing worthy of the Mitchell-Lama heritage; and concludes that a revived Mitchell-Lama must provide benefits to households with a wide range of incomes who are poorly served by the existing housing market in New York City.

Issues: Affordable Housing

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