Posted on May 31, 2019

Bill Proposed to Require Racial Impact Study for Rezoning Applications In NY

WPIX-TVs, May 30, 2019

Communities in all five boroughs are grappling with gentrification. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams introduced legislation Wednesday to help ensure diverse New Yorkers can stay in their neighborhoods.

The law would require a racial impact study to be commissioned before the city can approve a rezoning application.


“This is about more than buildings it’s about communities,” explained Alex Fennell of Churches United for Fair Housing. “It’s about more than incomes it’s about racial justice.”