Paterson's Affordable Housing Ads

Three days after the New York Times reported that Representative Charlie Rangel rents four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem, Rangel’s neighbor, Governor David Paterson, unveiled this public service announcement on the topic of housing for non-rich people, featuring actor Edward Norton, and two others featuring former Giant Tiki Barber and former Met (briefly) Mo Vaughn.

Paterson’s office said the ads began airing on July 14. In an press release announcing the ads, Paterson’s office said the objective is “to promote the continued development of affordable housing in communities throughout New York State. The PSAs are part of a larger campaign – Affordable Housing Works – which touts attractive and high quality affordable housing developments across New York State.”