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Rico Cleffi

was born in New Bedford, Mass. He moved to Brooklyn in 2000 in pursuit of work. He has worked as a fishcutter and as a proofreader. He writes about housing and tenant concerns for various publications.

Accentuate the Positive: YIMBY in the Service of Development

One thing that has never been in short supply is ideas for solving the housing crisis. Comptroller Scott Stringer proposed a Land Bank of vacant city-owned properties. Scholars and activists have churned out countless books and reports on social housing.

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The Brooklyn Rail

APRIL 2020

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