Posted on February 10, 2015 · Posted In:

Ida Susser Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University, 1980

Filip A. Stabrowski

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York.

In this, the third brief in the Roosevelt House series on Affordable Housing, “Unaffordable Housing: A Case Study,” Professors Ida Susser (Anthropology) and Filip Stabrowski (Anthropology) analyze past administrations’ housing policies while suggesting directions for the current de Blasio administration.

As Susser and Stabrowski write:

The purpose of this Issue Brief is to seize the historic opportunity provided by the change of mayors and to suggest how the de Blasio administration might learn from the on-the-ground effects of his predecessor’s housing policies. Case in point: the effects of the 2005 Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Rezoning — in particular its Inclusionary Housing Program — and what its lessons are for creating truly affordable housing for poor and working-class New Yorkers.

Read the entire brief, here (PDF).

Part of the series of Roosevelt House Issue Briefs on Affordable Housing.