• 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
  • Housing New York Map

    New York Housing Conference has created an interactive map of the Housing New York units through December 2020. The map shows new construction and preservation units and if you hover or click on a project, you can see the name of the project, the address, and the number of units by income range. The dots […] Read More
  • United for Housing’s Public Webinar

    United for Housing hosted a webinar on May 11, 2021 on Housing and Homelessness Policy in NYC’s Elections where we shared information about the city’s housing crisis and the United for Housing coalition’s recommendations for the next administration to address the crisis. We invited candidates and staff of City Council, Borough President and Comptroller races […] Read More
  • Treasury Issues Guidance for Second Allocation of Emergency Rental Assistance Funds

    Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the second allocation of emergency rental assistance (ERA) funds and published new guidance aimed at removing barriers for the lowest income households. Treasury issues the following changes: Direct-to-Tenant Assistance – New guidance requires programs to offer direct-to-tenant assistance when landlords refuse to participate. It allows programs […] Read More
  • NYHC Annual Affordable Housing Congressional Delegation Meeting

    NYHC recently hosted our Annual Congressional Delegation Affordable Housing Meeting to discuss our policy agenda supporting renters and homeowners amid our recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. We are proud to bring together members of the NY Congressional Delegation – including U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and the following representatives: Rep. Hakeen Jeffries (NY-8th), […] Read More
  • NYHC is hiring!

    The New York Housing Conference is seeking a new member to join our team to advance policy and resources for affordable housing for all New Yorkers. This position is grant-funded for an 18-month contract with the potential for a permanent role. Please see the description below: Read More