Bill Clinton says next NYC mayor should focus on housing


In an exclusive interview with NY1, former President Bill Clinton said he hopes New York City’s next mayor focuses on affordable housing and rent.

“I hope one of the things the new mayor will do is take that into consideration, see what we can do to get everybody together to make the rents bearable,” he said. “The rents have to bear some relationship to your revenue.”

The de Blasio administration has made the creation and preservation of affordable housing a priority, and its approach generally has been to grant developers rezoning wishes on the condition that they create affordable housing. But a…

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