March 22, 2016"New York City is not the only city struggling with an affordable housing crisis, but it is the only one to pass a plan that will benefit half a million low-to-moderate income people, build and preserve over 200,000 affordable housing apartments, and require developers to build affordable housing. New York City is now one step closer to being a city where everyone can work and live. New rules for developers. Fairness and affordability for tenants. This landmark legislation is the product of tireless efforts by Speaker Mark-Viverito, the City Council, the Borough Presidents and the Community Boards to protect the integrity of our neighborhoods. Years from now, when working-class families and seniors are living soundly in their homes without fear of being priced out, we will look back on this as a pivotal moment when we turned the tide to keep our city a place for ALL New Yorkers."