Drilling down on affordable housing stats under Bloomberg: 11,384 new units in Brooklyn over 10+ years
I recently noted that Mayor Mike Bloomberg's office reported 50,111 affordable housing units constructed, with 107,119 units preserved. That ratio suggested that his ambitious plan to finance 160,000 units of affordable housing skewed toward less expensive preservation.
The office did not initially provide borough statistics, such as-the breakdown between preservation and new construction among the 37,643 affordable units in Brooklyn. Thanks to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the statistics were 11,384 new units and 26,048 total preserved.
HPD also provided statistics by Community District, which shows that Brooklyn CD 3 (Bed-Stuy), 5 (East New York, and 16 (Brownsville) got the most new units.
|Graphic from City Limits|
Then again, the numbers would have to be contextualized, given that many of the units would be unaffordable to residents currently being priced out and the number of new residents far outpaces the amount of housing produced.
As noted in City Limits, Where the Bloomberg Affordable Housing Went, "Manhattan and the Bronx received greater shares of affordable housing than their share of the city's population, and the other boroughs received less."
Note that CD 2 had 946 new units, CD 6 had 521 new units, and CD 8 had 715 new units started between 7/1/03 and 11/30/13.