• NYHC Submits Testimony in Support of Updating HPD’s Loan Authority

    Today, NYHC testified in support of Reso. 563, which calls upon the State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, S.2985 – the “Housing Affordability, Resiliency, and Energy Efficiency Investment Act of 2023 (HAREEIA). HAREEIA would modernize the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) loan authority which is necessary for the City […] Read More
  • NYHC Hosts Congressional Delegation Breakfast Ahead of Debt Limit Deadline

    NYHC held our annual Congressional Delegation Affordable Housing Breakfast, which convenes the NY Congressional Delegation Members, City and State housing officials and affordable housing stakeholders to discuss affordable housing priorities for New York in Appropriations, Tax Policy and HUD Regulations. We thank House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Congressman Ritchie Torres as well as RuthAnne Visnauskas, […] Read More
  • Key Bills for State to Pass Before Session Ends

    There are less than 10 days left of session before the Legislature goes home until next year but there are still several uncontroversial housing bills that should be a priority for lawmakers right now. These bills would update existing laws to allow New York City to continue moving forward on its affordable housing agenda and […] Read More
  • Final State Budget Fails to Deliver on Housing Supply

    This week, the Governor and Legislature finalized the $229 billion state budget, excluding any plan for increasing housing supply and addressing exclusionary zoning across the state. In her executive budget, Governor Hochul proposed the Housing Compact – a bold statewide growth strategy that would have complemented the 5-Year Affordable Housing Plan, addressed exclusionary zoning while providing flexibility for localities, incentivized […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies to City Council on Affordable Homeownership

    Brendan Cheney testified at the City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee this week about the need for increased attention and resources for affordable homeownership. He cited data showing limited production of affordable homeownership housing over the past several years, including under Mayor Eric Adams’s first year. Last year Mayor Adams committed to increasing affordable homeownership […] Read More
  • NYHC Submits Comments on AFFH Proposed Rule

    New York Housing Conference submitted comments on HUD’s proposed new affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) regulation (Docket No. FR-6250-P-01). The AFFH mandate is a provision of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. However, decades after the passage of this landmark legislation, it went unenforced. The 2015 AFFH rule sought to address this longstanding barrier to […] Read More
  • NYHC Statement on State Legislature’s Rejection of Gov. Hochul’s Housing Compact

    *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* Contact: Helen Stevenson, (201)787-1065, helen@marathonstrategies.com NEW YORK HOUSING CONFERENCE: LEGISLATURE FAILING TO ADDRESS SEGREGATION, HOUSING SHORTAGE WITH HOUSING COMPACT REJECTION Leading Housing Advocacy Group Condemns Legislature for Continued Opposition to Hochul’s “Comprehensive, Data-Driven Policy Plan” NEW YORK – The New York State Legislature today failed to pass Gov. Hochul’s Housing Compact. In […] Read More