Met Council’s client in The Wall Street Journal

WSJ logoThe Wall Street Journal told the story of Met Council’s resident Carmela Zein and the thousands of other low income New Yorkers who struggle to find affordable housing in New York City.

“Carmela Zein, a 78-year-old retiree, had to leave her tiny apartment on East 45th Street near the United Nations in 2008 after the landlord tried to raise her monthly rent to $2,300 from $1,700. She said she had received a preferential rent when she moved in shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but the market improved. “I was betwixt and between,” said Ms. Zein, who ultimately found an apartment in a building owned by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for $1,080 a month.”

For forty years, Met Council on Jewish Poverty has been a leader in producing affordable housing for seniors and special needs populations in New York City. By leveraging private and public money, our housing portfolio has grown to 2,000 units and 1.2 million square feet under management, in construction or in the development process.

Read more here.

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