Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Illegal immigrants will be eligible for city’s affordable housing lotteries...the left's nullification of citizenship.

Illegal immigrants will be eligible for city’s affordable housing lotteries

Illegal immigrants will be able to jump into New York City’s highly competitive lotteries for affordable housing as part of a broader rules changes announced by City Hall on Wednesday meant to expand eligibility.
The new rules will allow applicants to provide proof they pay their rent on time instead of submitting for a formal credit check, which required prospective tenants to put down their Social Security or taxpayer-identification numbers — documents only provided to citizens and naturalized citizens.
“For too long, families without access to credit have faced barriers to the affordable housing they need,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. “By allowing New Yorkers to submit rental history instead of credit checks, we are creating a fairer system for all New Yorkers.”
Under the new rules, tenants can bypass the credit check requirement by providing evidence they are current on a year’s worth of rent.
Officials defended the rule change by claiming that credit checks requirements often adversely impact African American and Latino applicants — but acknowledged the change would allow undocumented immigrants to also apply.
“These new changes are a step towards promoting greater racial equity in our housing market and greater access to affordable housing, regardless of immigration status,” said Bitta Mostofi, who runs the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant AffairsJ.A. HAPP’S AGONY AND WHERE YANKEES GO 
A top de Blasio critic on the City Council quickly slammed the idea.
“It’s just the latest idiotic idea to come out of this administration,” said Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Queens). “The mayor is setting up people to fail and is doing a disservice to New Yorkers who desperately need affordable housing.”
Additionally, the city’s housing agencies are also dropping the charges for a credit check to $20 to comply with the state’s new rent laws. And City Hall is loosening the rules on household size to allow more people to cram into smaller apartments.
“By addressing the challenges many low-income New Yorkers face in the rental application process, we are creating more options for those in need of an affordable home,” said Eric Enderlin, president of the city’s Housing Development Corp.

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