NYHC Policy Symposium: Solutions to NY’s Housing Supply Shortage 

As part of our RLN Winter Thought Leader Series, NYHC will host a policy symposium focused on housing supply and zoning barriers. In two panel discussions, experts on housing and zoning discuss NY’s challenges and solutions including Governor Hochul’s Housing Compact.  We will also present new findings from our TOD housing supply report including density visualizations. The event will have a live audience of 200 and will be live streamed on Twitter (details for online viewing to follow). Register for in-person attendance on eventbrite- seating is limited. 


  • Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 
  • Welcome Remarks: 9:00-9:15 
  • Panel 1: 9:15-10:15 
  • Coffee Break: 10:15-10:30 
  • Panel 2: 10:30-11:30 
  • Networking: 11:30-12:30 


Panel 1- Housing Compact: Need and Impact 9:15-10:15 

Presentation on Housing Compact by HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas  

Discussion: What are the challenges to adding housing supply and why is statewide action needed? 

  • Tim Foley, The Building & Realty Institute of Westchester, the Mid-Hudson Region and Welcome Home Westchester
  • Laura Harding, Erase Racism  
  • NYS Senator Brian Kavanaugh  
  • NYS HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas  

Moderator: Mihir Zaveri, NY Times  


Panel 2- Community Benefits of Transit Oriented Development (10:30-11:30) 

Presentation on TOD Housing Supply Analysis by Raju Mann, Arup  

Discussion: How can increased density make our region more equitable and more affordable?  

  • Kenny Lee, Zillow Economist
  • New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson  
  • Gwen O’Shea, Community Development Corporation of Long Island
  • Raju Mann, Arup  

 Moderator: Rachel Fee, NYHC