Save the 421a Program

In his State of the City speech, Mayor de Blasio made it clear that this will be the Year of Affordable Housing. To achieve his goals, he’ll need every tool he can lay his hands on.

That’s why opposition to a program designed to create affordable housing is so wrong-headed. Critics complain that the program favors big developers. That’s not an argument. That’s just name-calling. The de Blasio administration and the City Council should ignore this exercise in mindless populism.

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