How to Convert Shuttered Hotels and Offices Into Housing

New York Daily News, June 1, 2021–Babak Ghafarzade
The shortage of affordable housing is in contrast to a glut of vacant commercial space. Seemingly overnight last March, the city’s normally bustling office towers and hotels were left deserted. Some may never look the same again. Recognizing the symmetry in these two problems, policymakers in Albany have put forward different proposals to turn vacant commercial buildings into affordable housing.