We are a pro-housing coalition with more than 130 members in support of a thoughtful and comprehensive reform agenda to help address New York City’s housing crisis.

New York Can’t Wait – Our Housing Crisis Needs Immediate Action

For years, New York City has been experiencing a severe and growing affordability crisis. New Yorkers can’t afford to keep waiting for unrealistic or incomplete solutions. New York must build exponentially more housing if we want a fairer, inclusive city for people of all backgrounds.

Our coalition is committed to working with our partners in government and throughout our communities to advocate for the nearly 600,000 severely rent-burdened New York households to make it easier to build new homes in every neighborhood. 

It begins with the City of Yes. As pro-housing organizations, including affordable housing advocates and providers, we enthusiastically support the provisions in the City of Yes for Housing Opportunity, which will allow for housing growth across the city and encourage all neighborhoods to add housing. We support giving a density bonus for affordable housing, removing barriers to moderate density in more neighborhoods, including around transit and on campuses, allowing for more conversions to residential housing, and removing parking mandates. We expect more details and look forward to discussing potential modifications, but these proposals cannot be weakened.

This coalition of experts and advocates is ready to work closely with community members and our leaders in government to bring about the reforms and improvements to housing policy that ensure no one is left behind and everyone has access to the safe, affordable housing they deserve.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Brendan Cheney.

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Tell the City Planning Commission To Say ‘Yes to Housing’!

After weeks of hard work, Community Boards across the city have heard from you about your support of key reforms included in the City of Yes for Housing Opportunity proposal to build more housing in every neighborhood.

Now, we need your voice to be heard at a crucial City Planning Commission (CPC) hearing on Wednesday, July 10! Join the Yes to Housing Coalition and our members to testify in support of updating New York City’s zoning texts so that every community can add new homes and help address our affordability crisis.

The hearing will be hybrid and testimony from the public will be heard on a first-come basis. The agenda kicks off at 10 a.m., and public remarks begin after a brief presentation.

Wednesday, July 10
Begins at 10 a.m.
Ends when the last member of the public testifies.

City Planning Commission Hearing Room, Lower Concourse
120 Broadway, NY, NY 10271

How do I testify in person?
Doors at 120 Broadway Hearing Room will open at 9:30 a.m. You can register at arrival or by using registration link as of 8:30 a.m. on 7/10. 

How do I testify virtually or over the phone?
You can register to testify virtually or by phone as of Wednesday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m. Click here for registration link (not live until 7/10).

Other tips for my testimony?

  • The hearing is open to the public — you can bring friends and colleagues with you to testify in support of City of Yes for Housing Opportunity!
  • If you cannot arrive in person before 10 a.m., you can still show up later in the day! However, the speaking order is first come, first served — you may have to wait longer to speak.
  • Your testimony will be limited to 3 minutes! Be sure to have your talking points or notes with you if you need them.
  • If you run out of time and are in person, there will be a box near the podium where you can submit your written testimony.
  • After you testify, you can keep watching the meeting by visiting bit.ly/NYCPlanningStream.

Need help with your remarks or testimony? Check out our suggestions and fact sheet below!

GET INVOLVED!

City of Yes for Housing Opportunity Resources 

Coalition Partners

ABNY
American Institute of Architects New York
Amie Gross Architects
The Arker Companies
Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation
Asian Americans For Equality
Association of Tenants of Lincoln Towers
BRC
Breaking Ground
The Briarwood Organization
Bright Power, Inc.
Brisa Builders Development
Broadway Community, Inc.
Bronx Pro Group LLC
C&V Consulting
CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc./CAMBA, Inc.
Camber Property Group
Catholic Charities POP Development
Catholic Community Relations Council
Chhaya
Chinatown BID/Partnership
Citizens Housing and Planning Council
CLOTH
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
Community Preservation Corporation
Concern Housing
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
Dattner Architects
The Delaine Companies
Designing the WE
Douglaston Development
East End YIMBY
Enterprise Community Partners
EW Howell Construction Group
Fair Housing Justice Center
Fifth Avenue Committee
Fordham-Bedford Housing Corporation
Forsyth Street Advisors
FPWA
FXCollaborative Architects LLP
Genesis Companies
Geto & de Milly, Inc.
Goddard Riverside
Gotham Organization
Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County
HANAC
The Health & Housing Consortium
HELP USA
Homeless Services United
Hope Community Inc.
Housing and Services, Inc.
Housing Rights Initiative
The Hudson Companies
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
JASA
Jonathan Rose Companies
Joy Construction
K2New Business Development
L+M Development Partners
Lantern Community Services
Lantern Organization
LISC NY
LiveOn NY
Low income Investment Fund (LIIF)
Macquesten Development
Maddd Equities
Matrix New World Engineering
MBD Community Housing Corp.
Mega Contracting
Milestone Development LLC
Monadnock Development
Neighborhood Housing Services of NYC
Neighborhood Restore HDFC
New Destiny Housing
NYC Housing Partnership
NYC New Liberals
New York Building Congress
New York Housing Conference
New York League of Conservation Voters
New York State Council of Churches
The NHP Foundation
Niskanen Center
The NRP Group
NYSAFAH
Open New York
Open Plans
Pennrose
Perci PBC
Phipps Houses
PRC
Project Renewal
Purpose by Design Architects
Queens Bronx Building Association
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
Red Stone Equity Partners
Regional Plan Association
Riders Alliance
RiseBoro Community Partnership
RKTB Architects
Robin Hood
Rockabill Development, LLC
Safe Horizon
Selfhelp Realty Group
Services for the Underserved
Settlement Housing Fund, Inc.
Shams DaBaron, Da Housing Hero
Shelter Rock Builders
SKA Marin
Slate Property Group
SMJ Development
St. Nicks Alliance
Supportive Housing Network of New York
TF Cornerstone
Transportation Alternatives
Trinity Church Wall Street
Trinity Financial
Type A Projects
UHAB
Unique People Services
University Neighborhood Housing Program, Inc.
Urban Architectural Initiatives RA P.C.
Urban Pathways
Urbecon LLC
VIP Community Services
Volunteers of America-Greater New York
Wavecrest Management
Westhab
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing
WHEDco
Xenolith Partners LLC
Youth Action Programs and Homes Inc.
Yuco Management
Zillow