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A Wave of Hudson Valley Cities Could Ban Eviction Without ‘Good Cause’

Blocked at the state level, the campaign for “good cause eviction” is going local. Organizers achieved a major victory in Albany this week.

Politics

The Role of New Arrivals in Combating the Affordable Housing Crisis

Gentrification is not an inescapable force. To fight it, we must follow the lead of organizations led by those most impacted, who are already doing the work.

Opinion

Public Housing in Hudson Is Falling Apart

Conditions at Bliss Tower and Columbia Apartments are notoriously poor. But an ambitious plan to demolish and replace the buildings is in the works—though there’s a long road ahead.

Economy

How a Luxury Hotel Gained Control of Access to a State Trail

Emails reveal how Kingston officials ceded control of a gate across North Street to Hutton Brickyards, while activists say the city was dragging its feet on a solution for those facing homelessness.

Economy

A Real Estate Developer’s Plot to Sell Newburgh

Seraphim Equities is pushing an arts festival and making appeals to community—while buying up buildings and evicting residents.

Economy

How to Address the Affordable Housing Crisis Without Building More

A combination of short-term rental regulations, property tax credits, and zoning changes can stabilize the housing market in a sustainable way.

Opinion

‘Fighting Upstream Against Capitalism’: A Housing Q&A with Evelyn Wright

We talk to the Ulster County deputy executive about the affordability crisis, community solutions, and the county’s new Housing Action Plan.

Economy

Taxing New Homeowners to Preserve Local Character? New Paltz Will Try It

A real estate transfer tax targeting wealthy new arrivals takes effect during the unprecedented migration of New York City residents to the region.

Economy

New York Banned Evictions. The Housing Crisis Got Worse.

Landlords have found ways to oust renters with the market surging in the Hudson Valley. What will happen when the moratorium ends?

Economy

Urban Removal: Kingston’s Housing Crisis

A pandemic-fueled exodus from NYC has turbocharged the housing market in the Ulster County seat. Will its less-affluent residents be left behind?

Economy

The Challenge of Affordable Housing in the Hudson Valley

Three recent reports show that home values are on the rise, and the affordability gap is growing wider.

Economy

Follow the River, Follow the Money: On Development in Yonkers

Arts and environmental initiatives have driven a campaign to attract wealthier residents to the riverfront city. It could be a sign of things to come in the Hudson Valley.

Economy

On the Ground With the Young Activists Transforming Newburgh

A photo series showcasing justice activists in one of New York’s most interesting and historic cities.

Social Justice

Rent Control’s First Test in the Hudson Valley

A housing vacancy study found that Kington is not eligible to opt in to the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. What do the results mean for other cities?

Economy

You Broke It, You Build It

The owner of a building that collapsed in Poughkeepsie has been sued multiple times. So why is he being approved for other development projects?

Social Justice

A Slumlord in Newburgh

How one landlord’s poor track record reflects a systemic failure.

Social Justice

The Hudson Valley Space Race

With the specter of gentrification looming large, the Hudson Valley is ground zero for testing models of inclusive development.

Economy

The Airbnb Invasion

We made the 2019 "trending destinations" list. What does it mean for the Catskills and Hudson Valley?

Economy