New York, NY – Following discussions among mayoral candidates about housing costs, Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer today visited the only privately-owned, vacant site in Brooklyn worth around $100,000 — a vacant lot in Brownsville — to highlight the city’s affordable housing crisis and Stringer’s bold, comprehensive plan to tackle it by creating true low-income housing affordable to working people.
“Whether my opponents know it or not, it’s simply become too expensive to live in this city. We’ve gone backwards on affordable housing, and this administration has built unaffordable ‘affordable housing’ inaccessible to those who need it most — leaving 570,000 New Yorkers on the brink of homelessness,” said Comptroller Scott Stringer. “I have fought for tenants and affordable housing my entire career, and as mayor, I will double down. I have a bold vision to fundamentally change how we build housing in this city and start creating housing that’s truly and permanently affordable for New Yorkers most in need. Coming out of this pandemic, now is the time to build a new generation of low-income housing — and I’ll be ready on Day One to put this plan into action and deliver a more equitable New York City.”
As housing in New York City has become increasingly unaffordable for so many, Stringer has put forward a comprehensive, detailed vision for taking on this crisis. Stringer’s plan would fundamentally realign New York City’s failed approach to our housing crisis and build the next generation of deeply affordable housing, beginning with the following measures:
Read Stringer’s comprehensive 27-point housing plan, with more proposals on NYCHA and homelessness, here.
Scott Stringer was born and raised in Washington Heights. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.
Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1992 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.