On Real Estate: For mayor’s housing plan to succeed, city should focus on what it can control

There’s plenty to like in the housing plan Mayor Eric Adams released Tuesday. Expanding a program providing emergency grants to domestic violence survivors, increasing resources to combat source-of-income discrimination and creating a permanent “zombie homes” unit to turn empty, dilapidated houses where the owners are behind on their mortgage into opportunities for affordable homeownership are all extremely worthwhile initiatives.

But there’s also a lot of something else in the plan that will be disappointing to anyone who hopes to see several of its proposals implemented quickly: reminders of how dependent City Hall will be on Albany to carry out many of these reforms.

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