A public hearing was held Wednesday to review Mayor Bill de Blasio's rezoning plans for East New York.

The plan is part of a larger proposal from the city to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing.

Under the mayor's plan, developers would receive subsidies to build affordable housing.

De Blasio has seen pushback on his plan. It was rejected by the community board in November and also opposed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Residents came out to express their concerns over the plan.

"The rezoning is not really good for a lot of us. Not unless they're going to do what they say they're going to do," said one resident."I'm not trying to lose the little that I do have due to a rezone to go to a shelter."

"What we're trying to do with the East New York plan is to make sure that we are growing the capacity to really provide what is badly needed affordable housing in the area," said Maria Torres-Springer, president of the city's Economic Development Corporation. "At the same time, of course, make sure that we are not just creating more affordable housing, but really, opportunities for employment."

The city says it will also spend $1.5 million in improving the East New York Industrial Building located on the corner of Pitkin Avenue and Junius Street.

The plan will ultimately need final approval from the City Council.