• Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed Into Law!

    Today, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a historic and impactful investment in our nation’s infrastructure. The $1 trillion bill includes $500 billion in new spending over 5 years to repair our highways, roads and bridges and modernize public transportation. It invests in clean drinking water, energy efficiency and resilience, […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies in Support of SoHo / NoHo Neighborhood Plan

    New York Conference testified to the New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises in support of the SoHo / NoHo neighborhood plan. which, among other changes, would bring desperately-needed affordable housing to the neighborhood. The city is facing an affordable housing crisis and every neighborhood needs to participate in the solution. The SoHo/NoHo […] Read More
  • LIHTC Expansion Makes it into Build Back Better!

    We are excited to share that another of our top priorities has made it into the updated Build Back Better bill released this afternoon, which will help to significantly expand affordable housing supply in New York. The amended bill reduces the 50% bond financing requirement to 25% for the 4% LIHTC for years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and […] Read More
  • Federal Update: New Build Back Better Framework Announced!

    Yesterday the Whitehouse officially released the framework for a $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, including $150 billion for affordable housing. This includes: $65 billion to repair and preserve public housing. This could make a significant dent in the $40 billion NYCHA capital need. $25 billion in rental assistance that prioritizes extremely low-income households and those experiencing or at […] Read More
  • NYHC and Partners Call for New Five-Year State Housing Plan

    The New York Housing Conference and 13 partner organizations are calling on the state to issue a new five-year affordable housing plan and to sign legislation requiring these plans in the future. The last five-year budget commitment that expired last year created 27,112 affordable and supportive units (as of March 31, 2021), materially bettering the […] Read More
  • NYHC Joins Rep. Torres to Call for Housing Funding in Final Build Back Better

    The New York Housing Conference joined Rep. Ritchie Torres’s press conference calling on President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders to include robust housing funding in the final Build Back Better budget package. “If Congress fails to act on housing now, it may be years or even decades before they get a similar chance to bring […] Read More
  • NYHC Op-Ed in Gotham Gazette Supporting Housing in Build Back Better

    Rachel Fee published an Op-Ed in the Gotham Gazette this week making the case for housing funding to remain in the final Build Back Better package. As moderate Democrats hold out for a smaller budget bill, NYHC is working with national and local partners to ensure that robust housing funding remains in the final package. […] Read More
  • 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