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The Bronx, Brooklyn riskiest boroughs for affordable housing

Queens, Staten Island neighborhoods hold significantly less risk factors
  • Tallying various threats through 2014 and 2015, ANHD’s study considered neighborhoods qualifying for more than 15 risk factors as most threatened.
  • Aside from Riverdale/Fieldston, Throgs Neck and Morris Park/Bronxdale, all neighborhoods in the Bronx face more than 15 threats to affordable housing.
  • Brooklyn's most at-risk neighborhoods for affordable housing were Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and Brownsville.

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn/Flickr user rutlo The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development's (ANHD) recently released an affordable housing risk chart for New York City. It had the Bronx and Brooklyn holding the most neighborhoods with a heavy number of risk factors. According to the report, various few key points are likely limiting affordable housing accessibility, ranging from unemployment, rent burdens, crowding and affordable units facing market rate increases. Throughout New York City, shifts in residential sales prices push real estate speculation, so predictions for the market might be limiting construction and growth of affordable housing properties. Illustrating the severity of various threats throughout the five boroughs in 2014 and 2015, ANHD’s study considered neighborhoods qualifying for more than 15 risk factors as most threatened. Bronx Aside from Riverdale/Fieldston, Throgs Neck and Morris Park/Bronxdale, all neighborhoods in the ...