NYC Changes Affordable Housing Lottery Rules

By Matthew Perlman (October 4, 2016, 5:14 PM EDT) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that the city is changing its rules surrounding affordable housing lotteries in an effort to give more people access and will now prevent developers and leasing agents from denying applications based solely on credit scores or housing court history.

The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Housing Development Corp. will enact the policy changes for the system that allows New Yorkers to apply for apartments in city-assisted affordable housing developments, according to a statement from the mayor. It's the first major tweak to the process since the 2013 launch...

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