• NYHC Testimony in Support of Gowanus Rezoning

    The New York Housing Conference testified on Tuesday before the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises regarding the Gowanus rezoning. We testified supporting the rezoning if it includes a dedicated capital commitment for repairs and upgrades at local NYCHA residences Wyckoff Gardens and Gowanus Houses. New York City desperately needs more affordable housing and […] Read More
  • New York Housing Conference Remembers Rich Froehlich

    The Board of Directors and staff of the New York City Housing Conference wish to express our profound sadness at the passing of Rich Froehlich, the New York City Housing Development Corporation’s First Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Rich was a leader, both in New York City and nationally, in affordable housing finance. […] Read More
  • RLN Summer Series: Universal Rental Assistance: Economic Impact on NY

    The New York Housing Conference and HR&A Advisors hosted a briefing on September 24, 2021, on a new report that examines the economic and fiscal impact of universal rental assistance on New York. Congress has proposed a significant expansion of Section 8 Rental Vouchers in the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, making this report especially […] Read More
  • New NYHC Report on Universal Rental Assistance

    The New York Housing Conference released a groundbreaking new report today studying the economic and fiscal impact of universalizing federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 voucher, finding that the program would generate $14.7 billion in economic activity, including increasing household spending capacity in New York State by $8.5 billion, while adding 96,000 jobs […] Read More
  • NYHC Analysis of Affordable Housing Investment in Federal Infrastructure Bills

    Congress is prepared to make historic investments in affordable housing centered on President Biden’s vision of investing in communities to address racial inequity, climate change and economic recovery in his Build Back Better Plan. A two-track approach is underway to pass both a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) […] Read More
  • Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Could Mean Competition for Housing Private Activity Bonds

    The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the bipartisan bill advancing in Washington, includes two new uses for private activity bonds, which will compete with affordable housing under state volume cap. Since federal tax-exempt private activity bonds are one of the most important financing tools to build and preserve affordable housing, Congress will need to adopt additional legislative changes to offset potentially negative impacts on affordable housing. Read our brief on the proposed changes and […] Read More