• Despite Claims of Better Oversight, New York State Falls Short On Housing Repairs

    For decades, New York City Housing Authority residents have been left to deal with the consequences of federal capital disinvestment. Structural issues like leaky roofs induce further damage to the aging infrastructure and cause health ramifications for residents. Due to the dire capital need, the state and city have been been dedicating their own funding […] Read More
  • Beneficial Family Self-Sufficiency Reforms

    President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) into law on May 24th. The bill largely focused on a wide-swath of federal deregulation reforms that also included Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program reforms that had been originally proposed in a separate bill entitled the Family Self-Sufficiency Act.  In 1990, the […] Read More

    The House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee released its draft THUD spending bill on Tuesday night and marked it up last night. The draft bill not only maintains the 10% increase in the enacted fiscal year (FY) 2018 Omnibus legislation, but also provides an additional $941 million increase. Fortunately, the draft bill […] Read More
  • Tell Congress to Oppose Rescission!

    Last week, the Trump administration proposed to cut more than $15 billion in previously approved funding to Non-Defense Discretionary programs, including cuts to vital affordable housing and community development programs. If enacted, the rescission package would cut: $41 million from Public Housing Capital Fund $23 million from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund $40 million […] Read More
  • NYHC & NY Congressional Delegation Participate in National Housing Week of Action

    REP VELAZQUEZ LEADS RALLY AGAINST #TrumpRentHike On Friday, NYHC joined Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), elected officials including Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Rep Adriano Espaillat,  impacted renters and housing activists to denounce the Trump Administration’s rent reforms.  HUD’s proposal would raise rents and impose work requirements on residents who receive federal housing assistance from the Department […] Read More

    As part of NLIHC‘s ‘Our Homes, Our Voices’ Campaign to preserve HUD funding, NYHC and the Red Hook Initiative (RHI) will interview public housing and HUD-assisted tenants about how critical HUD funding is to them and how a rent hike would impact their lives. Join us on Thursday, May 3rd, RAISE YOUR VOICE against Trump’s HUD […] Read More

    **BLOG POST UPDATED 5/2/18 TO REFLECT CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES’ CHANGE IN RENT INCREASE IMPACT ESTIMATIONS. Yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced a sweeping rent reform proposal, “Making Affordable Housing Work Act of 2018“.  The legislative proposal, which would need to be passed by Congress and signed by the President to become law, […] Read More
  • New York State Budget Breakdown

    On March 31st, the New York State Budget for FY 2018-2019 was approved. The $168.3 billion enacted budget includes $250 million in new appropriations for NYCHA. The final budget also included re-appropriated funding for the 5-year Statewide Affordable Housing Program. Last year, Governor Cuomo and the Legislature passed a budget funding a $1.97 billion 5-year […] Read More

    Last week, Congressional leaders came to a grand agreement on a FY 2018 Omnibus $1.3 trillion dollar spending package that is a big win for affordable housing industry. It was quickly passed by both Houses and the President signed it into law on Friday. This spending bill provides the most significant re-investment in affordable housing funding since the sequester […] Read More
  • OMNIBUS=Reinvestment in HUD funding and LIHTC Policy Improvements!

    We are so excited to share some great news from Washington! In today’s budget deal that was announced today and details released this hour, the following changes are made to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) that will greatly benefit affordable housing development and preservation in New York and across the nation. INCOME AVERAGING […] Read More