• NYHC in the News: August / September 2021

    The New York Housing Conference was quoted in several stories and programs over the past several weeks about the state’s eviction moratorium and emergency rental assistance as well as the need for safety and legalization of basement apartments in New York City. See the links below. NY1 – Millions of Americans no longer protected by […] Read More
  • NYHC Op-Ed in Thompson Reuters Foundation News: Hurricane Ida should be a wake-up call to address housing shortage

    Thompson Reuters Foundation News published an Op-Ed by New York Conference’s Brendan Cheney on the need to address the city’s and the nation’s housing crisis to keep people safe. The flooding caused by Hurricane Ida highlighted how people are living in unsafe housing, including deadly basement apartments, because they cannot afford safe housing. The destruction […] Read More
  • White House Revives Federal Financing Bank Program for Affordable Housing

    Last week, President Joe Biden announced that he is reviving the partnership between the Department of Treasury’s Federal Financing Bank (FFB) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Risk Sharing Program. The program provides low-cost capital in cooperation with state housing finance agencies for affordable housing development. HUD estimates 20,000 affordable housing units can be created […] Read More
  • NYHC Joined Letter Calling on State to Address Challenges with ERAP

    New York Housing Conference joined with 11 other housing groups to express concern about the rollout of the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) and calling for changes and improvements. The groups welcomed the administration’s announcement of a more streamlined application process, there are still significant barriers to the application process, fund distribution remains intolerably […] Read More
  • NYHC and Partners Call on Governor to Sign Five-Year Housing Plan Bill

    New York Housing Conference and five partner organizations sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling on him to sign legislation establishing an affordable housing five-year capital plan (A3807A / S2193A). The bill would require that the administration create a statewide comprehensive five-year capital affordable housing plan every five years, which would allow developers to […] Read More
  • 2021 RLN Summer Series: Commercial to Rental Conversions

    On Thursday, July 22nd, the New York Housing Conference hosted the second installment of our summer seminar series, produced by our Rising Leaders Network. Thursday’s webinar focused on the opportunity for Commercial to Residential Conversions. The discussion was moderated by Wendi Shafran (FXCollaborative) and the panelists included Mark Ginsberg (Curtis + Ginsberg LLP), Thehbia Hiwot […] Read More
  • Universal Rental Assistance Would Aid 1.3M NYers by 2030!

    On Friday, House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters, along with New York City Congressman Rep. Ritchie Torres and Rep Emanual Cleaver, introduced The Ending Homelessness Act of 2021, to phase in universal rental assistance, one of NYHC’s top policy priorities. If passed, this legislation would significantly reduce homelessness and housing poverty in America by transforming the Housing Choice Voucher […] Read More
  • NYHC Supports Gowanus Rezoning

    The New York Housing Conference is supporting the Gowanus rezoning, called the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan. Last week we testified in support of the plan at the review by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office and you can read our testimony here. Last month we testified in support of the plan at the Community Board here and […] Read More