• Opportunity to Comment on Community Reinvestment Act Reform!

    Now is your chance to submit comments to improve the Community Reinvestment Act and we encourage everyone to weigh in before the deadline. The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to update CRA regulations to strengthen the achievement of […] Read More
  • NYHC Panel on New York City Housing and Parking Regulations

    The New York Housing Conference and the Rising Leaders Network recently hosted a virtual panel looking at housing and parking regulations in New York City. The panelists discussed the history of parking regulations, how far New York City has come, and ways New York City can improve parking regulations so they do not impede growth […] Read More
  • Adopted Budget for Housing Programs Largely Unchanged from Executive Plan

    The City Council adopted the fiscal year 2023 budget last month, passing a $101.1 billion expense budget. We dive into the details of the expense and capital budget for housing, which is largely the same budget that was proposed in Mayor Eric Adams executive budget in April. Capital Budget The final capital budget for HPD […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies on Housing our Neighbors – Mayor Eric Adams’s new housing plan

    New York Housing Conference testified before the New York City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee about Mayor Eric Adams’s new housing plan, Housing Our Neighbors, applauding the new vision and end to a siloed approach while discussing the work ahead. Mayor Eric Adams’s new people-focused housing plan – Housing Our Neighbors: A Blueprint for Housing […] Read More
  • Recap: NYHC Event – Housing Our Neighbors

    Earlier this week NYHC hosted the first of the RLN Summer Seminar Series with a panel discussion, moderated by Rachel Fee, with city housing leadership on Mayor Eric Adams’s new housing plan, Housing Our Neighbors: A Blueprint for Housing and Homelessness. At the panel, we heard more about the housing plan including how it will […] Read More
  • Mayor Eric Adams Releases Housing Plan – Includes NYCHA and Homelessness

    Mayor Eric Adams released his housing plan this week, which included in one plan NYCHA, homelessness, affordable housing production, health and safety, and reducing administrative burdens. This is a welcome departure from the City’s previously siloed approach to housing policy. We are grateful that this blueprint incorporates nearly ¾ of the recommendations advanced by the […] Read More
  • HPD Staffing Shortage: Detailed Causes and Recommendations for Change

    The New York Housing Conference published a policy brief looking at the causes of the HPD staffing crisis and recommendations to get the agency fully-staffed quickly. As of March 2022, HPD had a headcount of 2,244, a shrinking of their headcount by 7 percent since before the pandemic and 16 percent less than they are […] Read More
  • End of Session Housing Priorities in Albany

    The NY State legislative session ends on June 2nd, meaning that there is a small window in which to include any of the housing policies that were left out of the enacted budget. Governor Hochul and the Legislature adopted a new 5-year statewide affordable housing plan in April but there is more that Albany can do […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies on 2023 City Executive Budget

    Brendan Cheney testified before the City Council Finance Committee today on the FY 2023 Executive Budget, repeating the call for $4 billion for housing capital per year. We thanked the City Council for their strong and continuing support of the investment. The $4 billion per year investment for housing is fiscally responsible. The city is […] Read More
  • NYHC Launches New York City Housing Tracker

    New York Housing Conference launched the New York City Housing Tracker on Monday and released a report analyzing the affordable housing production data. The tracker is a web-based tool tracking important housing statistics and affordable housing production by City Council district. You can find the tracker here. The report found that the city is not […] Read More