Meet Your Mayor


Answer the questions below to see which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most

Welcome to Meet Your Mayor, which shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers.

If you’re new to Meet Your Mayor, learn more about how it works and what to expect now through the June 22 primary.

Answer the following four questions on housing to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for New York City.

Affordable Housing

NYC’s next mayor will inherit ambitious affordable housing programs that rely heavily on government subsidies but also encourage or require private developers to rent some apartments to people with modest incomes. Growing homelessness and a shortage of housing for low-income tenants have led to demands for more aggressive action to lower rents.

Question 1 of 4

Which statement describes your preferred approach to spending the city’s affordable housing dollars?

Candidates who agree with you

Real Estate Development

City planners and private developers rely on changing zoning rules for a site or neighborhood to allow bigger buildings that can include affordable housing. Such “upzonings” have led to pushback in some communities.

Question 2 of 4

Do you intend to “upzone” (increase permitted building size) areas of low-density neighborhoods to promote affordable and other housing development?

Candidates who agree with you

Reviving NYCHA

With many of its 171,000 apartments in dire physical condition, the New York City Housing Authority is seeking to move half of its public housing into a federal program, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), that enables NYCHA to borrow funds to make repairs. NYC’s version of the program puts RAD buildings into private management — also removing them from the oversight of a federal monitor.

Question 3 of 4

Should NYCHA continue toward its goal of placing half of its apartments into private management under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program?

Candidates who agree with you

Battery Park City Funds

Under a 2005 agreement, surplus revenues from tax-like payments by property owners in Manhattan’s Battery Park City must be used to fund affordable housing.

Question 4 of 4

Should surplus funds received by the city from Battery Park City — an estimated $400 million over 10 years — be steered exclusively to NYCHA?

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Your Housing Matches

  • June 8, 2021: Added answer for Ray McGuire on Battery Park City funds.
  • May 9, 2021: Added Art Chang, Aaron Foldenauer, Paperboy Prince, Joycelyn Taylor and Isaac Wright Jr.

Reporting by Ann Choi and Mónica Cordero, development by Will Welch, editing by Alyssa Katz. Candidate images from Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Shutterstock and campaign websites.