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De Blasio built a house of cards: How the city's affordable housing plan has failed to meet the challenge

De Blasio built a house of cards: How the city's affordable housing plan has failed to meet the challenge

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

One of the oldest techniques that people in power use when faced with a profound and unresolved challenge, or an outright defeat, is to declare victory and exit. Nixon did it at the end of Vietnam. George W. Bush did it in Iraq. And Mayor de Blasio — through his outgoing deputy mayor in charge of housing, Alicia Glen — did it last week in the midst of the ongoing homelessness and NYCHA debacles.

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