Public Land for Public Use & Community Ownership

Public Land for Public Use & Community Ownership

Beyond the process of changes around private land, the Western Queens CLT example highlights another inroad towards community- and wellness-centered land use: preserving public land and bringing it under democratic, community-control.  Since 2014, the city has...
Public Land for Public Use & Community Ownership

Revamp Land Use Review Process

This must begin by addressing the process by which these decisions are made, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or ULURP. This process for approving land use decisions has long been critiqued by community activists and advocates because of the way residents are...
Public Land for Public Use & Community Ownership

Abolish the Tax Lien Sale

Each year, the city attempts to sell off the outstanding tax and water debts of homeowners to private investors. In addition to collecting the debt, lien buyers can decide to foreclose on the properties. This means that this process places the fate of thousands of...
Public Land for Public Use & Community Ownership

Fully Fund, Repair & Expand Public Housing

Public housing provides affordable housing to more than half a million residents in NYC. Hundreds of thousands more fill its waiting list. Due to government neglect, disinvestment, and mismanagement, units and buildings are in grave disrepair, providing unsafe and...
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