• NYS Rent Law Update

    This week, Tenant Tuesday activists turned the heat up for Albany Lawmakers ending the day with arrests and a statement of support from Senate Leader Andrew Stewart Cousins in favor of all 9 bills in the Universal Rent Control platform. However, there is only agreement with the Assembly on 8 bills.  On Wednesday, Leaders of […] Read More
  • Federal National Housing Week of Action Events

    Tomorrow and Wednesday, join organizations and people across the country and raise your voice about the importance of federal investment in affordable housing! The 3rd annual Our Homes Our Voices National Housing Week of Action runs from May 30 through June 5. During this week, there will be over 110 events across the U.S. discussing the need […] Read More
  • New Federal Advocacy Resources

    NYHC has created materials for you to use when meeting with your local elected officials showing the importance of and need for Federal Affordable Housing investment. See the impact of President Trump’s Budget Proposal on New York. View how federal affordable housing funds are used in each NY Congressional District. Congressional District Impact One pagers: 1, 2, […] Read More
  • House Unveils FY 2020 HUD Spending Bill

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee responsible for setting and overseeing HUD’s annual funding released its FY 2020 draft spending bill yesterday. The House has thankfully once again ignored the President’s request to drastically cut HUD funding and has instead proposed to increase HUD funding by $5.9 billion above FY 2019 funding levels. While this proposed increase […] Read More
  • AOC to Introduce Fair Chance at Housing Act

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY14-D) is set to introduce the Fair Chance for Housing Act, which will help to ensure that persons with criminal records have fair access to stable and affordable housing. Under current law, PHAs and owners of HUD-assisted housing have considerable discretion with respect to tenant screening, which allows for open discrimination against […] Read More
  • HUD Targets Mixed Immigration Status Families in Proposed Policy Change

    This month, HUD published a proposed rule that would prohibit “mixed status families” from living in public and other HUD-assisted housing. Mixed status families are households that include members who are eligible and others who are ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status. Currently, HUD allows families to live together in subsidized housing […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies at Assembly Rent Regulation Hearing

    Today, Rachel Fee testified at the public hearing regarding Rental Housing & Tenant Protections in front of New York State Assembly Housing Committee. Assembly Speaker Heastie and Assembly Housing Committee Chair Cymbrowitz have put forward a powerful package of reform proposals which will protect renters with the goal of stemming this worsening crisis. We support […] Read More
  • Assembly Member Rodriguez Introduces NYCHA Revenue Proposal

    Today, Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez announced new legislation (A7092) to renew and reform the coop/condo tax abatement and redirect revenue to preserve NYCHA housing. We commend Assembly Member Rodriguez for introducing this important legislation and for advancing our legislative proposal. The coop/condo abatement costs NYC about $600 million annually. This proposal will renew the abatement for 90% of beneficiaries […] Read More
  • Progressive Budget Leaves out NYCHA for Now

    Earlier this week New York State Lawmakers passed a $175 billion budget adopting several progressive policy changes with some notable exceptions- public housing being the glaring one. NYHC housing has been advocating for long-term capital funding for NYCHA and dedicated revenue from luxury real estate taxes. The failure of Albany lawmakers to include public housing […] Read More
  • Pied-á-terres should underwrite NYCHA. An Op-Ed by Rachel Fee & Judi Kende

    Pied-á-terres should underwrite NYCHA: Revenue from a tax on luxury second homes must be earmarked for city public housingBy Judi Kende and Rachel Fee The stars have, literally, aligned: Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio finally agree on something, and the leaders of the Legislature are behind them. New York City seems ready to follow […] Read More