City Council passes bill that calls on affluent neighborhoods to build more housing

The City Council on Wednesday passed a measure aimed at compelling districts that have traditionally built little housing to contribute their “fair share” amid the city’s ongoing housing crisis.

The so-called “Fair Housing Framework” legislation — Intro. 1031 — passed the council unanimously during its Wednesday afternoon Stated Meeting. The bill would direct city agencies to create five-year housing production targets for every one of the Big Apple’s 60 community districts including for affordable, senior and supportive housing.