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July 25, 2006

Real housing for the real Brooklyn? Half of the affordable units--or less

Now that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is out, Atlantic Yards Report looks back to the July 17 Daily News editorial, headlined Real housing for the real Brooklyn, to see if the claims still hold up.

The editorial states:

The estimated 2,250 units of low-cost housing that would be built as part of Atlantic Yards, benefitting families who languish for as long as eight years on waiting lists for public housing and Section 8 vouchers.

AYR author Norman Oder looked up the income levels for eligibility for public housing and Section 8 vouchers, compared them to Bruce Ratner's affordable housing plan and concluded that around 1125 of 6860 (around 16.4%) would fall into the group of families who are waiting for public housing or Section 8 vouchers.

There are a few other allowances and variables that slightly shift the conclusion and can be found in the complete article.

Posted by lumi at July 25, 2006 7:19 AM