• Bi-Partisan Disaster Recovery & Short-Term Spending Package

    On Friday, President Trumped signed into law a legislative package that provides funding for Hurricane relief and recovery, lifts the debt ceiling and keeps the government funded through December 8th. The President worked with Democratic Congressional leaders in a bipartisan effort to help communities affected by the disaster, while also finding short term solutions to […] Read More
  • August Recess Congressional Delegation Meetings

    We have been busy organizing meetings bringing together members of Congress, their district staff, local housing providers and other housing organizations this summer. We will continue this work across New York State to communicate the importance of HUD programs, housing credits and bonds to address a wide range of housing needs in our state. We […] Read More
  • Rep. Zeldin Cosponsors Housing Credit Legislation

    Last week, NYHC organized a meeting with Rep. Zeldin at his Patchogue District office to advocate for his support regarding the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 1661). This commonsense bipartisan legislation strengthens the tax credit and makes easier to leverage private funds to develop affordable housing for people at a diverse range of incomes. […] Read More
  • Senate 2018 THUD Appropriations Bill

    Senate Appropriations Committee approved its Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill at the end of July . The bill provides increased funding for HUD programs: $40.2 billion in HUD funding for FY 2018, $1.4 billion above FY 2017 levels and $1.94 billion more than the House THUD bill. The Senate bill includes level […] Read More
  • 2017 Participation in National Coalitions

    In addition to NYHC’s own education and advocacy work, we have been working very closely with national efforts to protect HUD funding and the Housing Credit. NYHC is an affiliate of NHC, and a proud member of NLIHC and Action Campaign. Here are a few highlights of our nationally partnered events this year, some of […] Read More
  • House 2018 THUD Appropriations Bill

    Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development released and approved their 2018 spending bill, which cuts HUD programs by $487 million below the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. While this is $6.9 billion above the President’s request, these cuts would still have real impacts on New York families. For New York […] Read More
  • NYHC Launches Campaign on the Impact Of Trump’s HUD Cuts

    NYHC has started a campaign to spotlight the real-world impacts of the President’s proposed budget. President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget cuts HUD funding by 15% compared to FY 2017.  If enacted, this budget would cause a rise in homelessness, accelerate the decline of public housing infrastructure and curb affordable housing production.  Read More
  • The Homelessness Trump Could Cause

    As more than half of all renters statewide are struggling to afford their homes and more than 80,000 New Yorkers are still homeless, slashing the budget of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development would make our state’s already urgent housing crisis worse that it has ever been before. Read More
  • Trump Proposes Major HUD Cuts & Policy Changes

    President Trump’s budget request to Congress was released today and it provides $6.2 billion in cuts as per the “skinny” budget but this is actually $7.4 billion in housing cuts compared to current 2017 levels. The budget increases defense spending by $52 billion by slashing non-defense programs such as HUD assistance, food stamps, TANF and […] Read More