The Donut Effect: How Remote Work Is Transforming the Hudson Valley
A sea change in how Americans work is affecting how and where they live—and putting intense new pressures on housing and communities. Can the Hudson Valley keep up?
Can Hudson Fix Its Public Housing Playground?
Play is essential to childhood development, but the play space at Columbia County’s only public housing project is derelict.
Federal Funds Will Be Used to Address Housing Crisis in Westchester
The funds will go toward upgrades to affordable units in southwest Yonkers, where two-thirds of residents are unable to afford the cost of living.
Fatimah Found a Home. What About Her Neighbors?
Uncritical media coverage of patchwork solutions to systemic problems can blind us to more transformative action.
What Happens When Amazon Comes to Town
The country’s largest employer is building two facilities in the Mid-Hudson Valley. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
Yes In My Backyard
How accessory dwelling units could address the affordable housing crisis in New York.
Renters Looking for Relief Have Been Caught in Red Tape
When it comes to distributing federal rental relief funds, New York is playing catch up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.