The impact of Affordable Housing Shortage on Low-Income Renters in New York City

Purpose: The policy analysis will explore the impact of affordable housing on New York City low-income renters. Despite decades of new laws and amendment of existing laws, the problem of affordability seems elusive to many low-income renters in New York City. Because the population that is being disproportionately affected by NYC housing crisis are primarily people of color, utilizing the Critical Race Theory (CRT) framework provides a better understanding as to whether or not race/racism is at the helm of New York rent and housing policies. It was found that SB6458 was not clearly detailed so as to inform the average person, especially those who it sought to protect.