Jaime Ernesto and Michael: Afghanistan veteran, Michael, who works for the Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs in New York, talks to fellow veteran, Jaime about the apartment Michael helped Jaime Ernesto find after he returned from Iraq.
Construction union bosses are launching a new push to stifle affordable housing in New York City.
Led by the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the unions are demanding a virtual monopoly on housing construction and the ability to pay some of their workers more than $200,000 per year in prevailing wages and benefits....MORE
In a survey of developers and housing agencies, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing found that 2,935 units of affordable housing currently on the drawing board have been placed in limbo by the inability of Cuomo and lawmakers to reach a deal on how to dole out the $2 billion before the Legislature's session ended last month. Full story HERE.
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