• Public Housing Emergency Response Act

    Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY7) introduced legislation (HR 4546) last week that would provide $70 billion in funding to address the growing gap between annual federal public housing capital funding and nation’s capital needs backlog. $32 billion of that funding would go to NYCHA. If this bill is enacted, the funding would improve the lives of not only […] Read More
  • United for Housing Campaign Kicks Off

    New York Housing Conference recently launched United for Housing, a campaign for 2021 mayoral investment in housing. We are bringing stakeholders together in a collaborative process with cross-sector dialogue to make housing policy recommendations for NYC’s next mayor. As a big-tent coalition, we will convene affordable housing experts and leaders in issues such as health, education, environment, […] Read More
  • Proposed Housing Finance Reforms Include Consideration of NY’s New Rent Laws

    Yesterday, Treasury and HUD released housing finance reform plans in direct response to President Trump’s March memorandum instructing both Departments to undertake administrative and legislative housing finance system reforms “to reduce taxpayer risks, expand the private sector’s role, modernize government housing programs, and make sustainable home ownership for American families our benchmark of success.”Trump Administration recommendations for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac […] Read More
  • Press Conference on Federal Housing Budget and Housing Tax Credit Legislation

    NYHC is a member of the Federal Tax and Budget Response Team (a state-based coalition led by FPWA). On August 21st, advocates in housing and human services rallied at Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Queensbridge Community Center with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12) and Council Member Helen Rosenthal (D-NY6) calling for full Congressional support for the […] Read More
  • Sign Letter Calling for Affordable Housing in Next Presidential Debate

    Add your organization to a national letter urging ABC, Univision, and the moderators of the next presidential debate to ask the candidates about the most important issue impacting our economic well-being, health, educational success, and so much more – affordable homes. The nation’s housing affordability crisis is an issue of paramount importance to voters. A recent national […] Read More
  • NYHC Submits Comments on HUD’s Mixed Status Proposed Rule

    Today, NYHC submitted comments to HUD on its dangerous proposed rule regarding the Verification of Eligible Status of mixed income HUD-Assisted families. As it is NYHC’s mission is to advance local, state and federal policies to support the development and preservation of decent and affordable housing for all New Yorkers, we are deeply concerned that […] Read More
  • NYS Allocates $120 Million to Public Housing

    In the end of session whirlwind in Albany, in which a host of progressive reforms were enacted, public housing’s funding win flew under everyone’s radar. On the last day of session, a capital budget was passed which includes an additional $100 million in capital funding for NYCHA and $20 million for public housing agencies outside […] Read More
  • White House Tackles Affordable Housing Barriers

    Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing, and named Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson. The Council will consist of members across eight Federal agencies and engage with State, local, and tribal leaders across the country to identify […] Read More
  • More City Budget Housing Wins

    Last week we reported a few of the press release housing highlights from NYC’s $92.8 billion FY 2020 budget deal. They included: new funding for 800 additional affordable apartments for seniors, $40 million in 2020 Census outreach funding, $60 million for NYC Green New Deal’s energy efficiency retrofitting costs, and $14 million in social service […] Read More