Tenant Activists Accuse Mayor of Fostering High-Cost Housing

BROOKLYN COLLEGE — New York City housing advocates on Thursday blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policies for what they termed a wave of high-priced housing and rezoning plans in low-income neighborhoods across the city, driving less affluent residents out.

At least 30 advocates – members of New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and New York City Community Alliance for Workers Justice, one of the city’s largest tenant advocacy groups – chanted “Housing is a right! Fight! Fight! Fight!” on the steps of City Hall as they urged the mayor to boost affordable housing after his win in Tuesday’s primary.