Despite the criticism and the lack of support for the project on the Common Council, Johnson remained steadfast in his intention to involve Galvan in his housing plan. On August 19, one day after the Galvan Foundation announced it was "withdrawing from proceeding further with the 75 North 7th Street Project" because they had been unable to secure Council support, Johnson, in a statement marking 200 days in office, restated his commitment to working with Galvan:
The Galvan PILOT remains a focus and one step for my administration's housing plan. It has been no secret that our city has seen a large displacement in citizens due to gentrification. The only way our city can thrive is by making it equitable for everyone. We cannot accomplish this without action.
So far, the Galvan Foundation has not succeeded in solving the city's affordable housing problem, but they may have helped Johnson solve his own affordable housing issues. In talking about affordable housing, Johnson has often recounted how he was forced to leave an apartment in Hudson Terrace because his income increased and his rent increased proportionately. In early August, Gossips learned that Johnson had moved out of his apartment in the 200 block of Union Street, where he lived when he served as First Ward alderman and where he was living when he was elected mayor. For more than a month now, his car has been regularly noticed parked on Partition Street behind 113 Union Street, a house that, according to tax records, has been owned by the Galvan Foundation since 2011. It was one of the twenty-one Galvan properties whose assessments were reduced in May. A check of public information found at voterlookup.elections.ny.gov confirmed that this indeed is where the mayor now resides.