We are a pro-housing coalition with more than 115 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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City of Yes Resources 

  • Upcoming Sessions/Meetings
    • February 27: Focused on diverse housing types (ADUs, Conversions, & Shared/small homes). Register here.
    • March 27: Focused on “missing middle” housing types. Register here.
    • April 17: Focused on the City of Yes for Housing Opportunity proposal. Register here.

Coalition Partners

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
Breaking Ground
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
Chinatown BID/Partnership
Citizens Housing and Planning Council
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
FXCollaborative Architects LLP
Genesis Companies
Geto & de Milly, Inc.
Goddard Riverside
Gotham Organization
Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County
The Health & Housing Consortium
Homeless Services United
Housing and Services, Inc.
Housing Rights Initiative
The Hudson Companies
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
Jonathan Rose Companies
Joy Construction
K2New Business Development
L+M Development Partners
Lantern Community Services
Lantern Organization
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 State Council of Churches
The NHP Foundation
Niskanen Center
The NRP Group
Open New York
Open Plans
Perci PBC
Phipps Houses
Project Renewal
Purpose by Design Architects
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
Red Stone Equity Partners
Regional Plan Association
Riders Alliance
RiseBoro Community Partnership
Robin Hood
Rockabill Development, LLC
Safe Horizon
Selfhelp Realty Group
Services for the Underserved
Settlement Housing Fund, Inc.
Shams DaBaron, Da Housing Hero
SKA Marin
Slate Property Group
SMJ Development
St. Nicks Alliance
Supportive Housing Network of New York
TF Cornerstone
Trinity Financial
Unique People Services
University Neighborhood Housing Program, Inc.
Urban Architectural Initiatives RA P.C.
Urban Pathways
VIP Community Services
Volunteers of America-Greater New York
Wavecrest Management
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing
Xenolith Partners LLC
Youth Action Programs and Homes Inc.
Yuco Management