BRI News

Press Release: The Building and Realty Institute (BRI) and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) Urge Legislators to Confront Legacy of Housing Discrimination by Eliminating Restrictive Covenants

(ARMONK, N.Y.) Members of the Building and Realty Institute (BRI) and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) joined together to pen a letter to members of the New York Senate representing Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, urging them to confront the region’s legacy of […]

Welcome Home Westchester Releases Study: Multi-Family Housing Development Impacts in Westchester County Part One: School District Enrollment

Westchester badly needs more housing. Opponents of multifamily housing projects often cite a potential increase in school-aged children and a predicted drain on local school resources as a reason to oppose building badly needed multifamily housing, especially affordable workforce housing pegged to middle-class incomes. Neighborhood defenders […]

Welcome Home Westchester Releases the “2 in ‘22” Agenda (ADUs & TOD)

Governor Hochul’s proposed $25 billion, five-year Housing Plan to preserve 100,000 affordable homes in both urban and rural communities, including 10,000 homes with support services for vulnerable populations, combined with a commitment to property tax relief, could very well be a game- changer for high-cost, […]

Organizations Including the BRI Pen Letter to Legislators Urging for $2B in Rent Relief for Tenants & Property Owners

January 21, 2022 Dear Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Members of New York’s Congressional Delegation: On behalf of New York State’s (NYS) real estate and economic development industries, stretching from Buffalo to Brookhaven, we respectfully request the federal government provide additional funding to meet our state’s demand for COVID-19 […]

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