Lander seeks to keep for-profit developers from acquiring city-owned land

Most city-owned land slated for affordable housing development is transferred to for-profit companies — a trend that a new City Council bill seeks to end. The measure, from Council member Brad Lander, would mandate that city-owned property intended for affordable housing be awarded to nonprofit developers. The only exceptions would be if no qualified nonprofits applied or if the property were sold under a state law. The city’s agreements on such deals do require affordability