Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

October 30, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Hello readers,

Due to  a technical issue Thursday’s Round-up was delayed until today.

  • The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released its Pending Home Sales Index for September.  According to NAR pending home sales are down 2.3% from August, this is the second straight month in which the statistic is down.  Year over year it is still up for the 13th straight month.
  • NYU’s Furman Center has released a policy paper series Multifamily Housing Resilience which points out the continued vulnerability of multifamily housing in NYC and Miami  – both cities have a large percentage of multifamily dwellings in floodplains.  One consequence, detailed in The Price of Resilience, is that affordable housing is caught between a rock (unaffordable flood insurance) and a hard place (unaffordable flood prevention upgrades).
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