• 2021 RLN Summer Series: Commercial to Rental Conversions

    On Thursday, July 22nd, the New York Housing Conference hosted the second installment of our summer seminar series, produced by our Rising Leaders Network. Thursday’s webinar focused on the opportunity for Commercial to Residential Conversions. The discussion was moderated by Wendi Shafran (FXCollaborative) and the panelists included Mark Ginsberg (Curtis + Ginsberg LLP), Thehbia Hiwot […] Read More
  • Universal Rental Assistance Would Aid 1.3M NYers by 2030!

    On Friday, House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters, along with New York City Congressman Rep. Ritchie Torres and Rep Emanual Cleaver, introduced The Ending Homelessness Act of 2021, to phase in universal rental assistance, one of NYHC’s top policy priorities. If passed, this legislation would significantly reduce homelessness and housing poverty in America by transforming the Housing Choice Voucher […] Read More
  • NYHC Supports Gowanus Rezoning

    The New York Housing Conference is supporting the Gowanus rezoning, called the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan. Last week we testified in support of the plan at the review by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office and you can read our testimony here. Last month we testified in support of the plan at the Community Board here and […] Read More
  • 2021 RLN Summer Series: Housing Is Infrastructure

    On July 23rd, the New York Housing Conference hosted the first installment of our summer seminar series, produced by our Rising Leaders Network. At the webinar, we were joined by Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15), Greg Russ (Chair & CEO, NYCHA), Sarah Saadian (Vice President of Policy, NLIHC), and Anthony Richardson (Managing Director of New York […] Read More
  • Message to Congress: Make Bold & Historic Change!

    In an op-ed published by Morning Consult, NYHC executive director Rachel Fee speaks to the housing crisis that has devasted life as we know it in the United States.In the op-ed, Rachel calls for bold and historic change to address the housing crisis in America including the establishment of a housing safety net through Section 8 expansion; […] Read More
  • NY Received ~10,000 Emergency Rental Vouchers!

    New York State was allocated almost 10,000 new housing choice vouchers under the Emergency Housing Vouchers program, with New York City expected to receive more than 8,000 vouchers (5,738 to NYCHA, 2,050 to HPD, plus possibly half of the 1,447 vouchers allocated to NYS HCR / HTF). The new vouchers – 70,000 total nationwide – […] Read More
  • White House Releases Detailed Infrastructure Plan and Full FY 2022 Budget

    Detailed Infrastructure Plan: President Biden released details on the American Jobs Plan last week. The plan proposes $213 billion in direct funding to produce, preserve and retrofit more than 2 million affordable housing units and more than $100 billion in new and expanded tax credits. This includes a $35 billion investment in the HOME Investment […] Read More
  • State Housing Bills Being Considered

    There are several important housing bills being considered for passage at the state level before the end of session. Prospects for many of these bills are unclear. There is still time to weigh in with legislators before the session ends on June 10th. Hotel ConversionsHousing Our Neighbors With Dignity Act (HONDA) S5257/A6593 (Gianaris/Reyes) HONDA, which would […] Read More
  • NYHC Testimony to City Council on HPD Budget

    The New York Housing Conference offered testimony to the City Council Finance Committee regarding HPD’s budget needs for the fiscal year 2022 executive budget. Last year, NYHC and partners opposed cuts to the HPD capital budget and Mayor de Blasio later reversed course and restored the cuts. While HPD’s capital funding is robust, we are […] Read More