|Gracie Mansion - NYC mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable mansion|
|Bloomberg project 432 middle income units in Hell's Kitchen|
Former mayor Bloomberg's plan focused on creating more housing for moderate and middle income families, something few programs address. This category includes people living on $58,000 a year as individuals up to $145,000 a year for a family of four.
The Bloomberg administration's housing plan originally projected that 32 percent of the 165,000 units would be set aside for middle class New Yorkers.
A 2009 study by the Center for an Urban Future looked at the strain that housing costs were putting on middle class New Yorkers and argued that it was imperative for New York City to maintain a strong middle class.