• Major Staffing Shortage Affecting City Housing

    Mayor Eric Adams has inherited a staffing crisis across many agencies but if he does not act quickly it will slow down housing production and other housing-related services. The Mayor must get creative and allow agencies to hire up quickly. Make no mistake, the staffing shortage is inefficient and hurting the government. While there may […] Read More
  • NYHC Co-Leads Sign-On Letters Supporting Ending FAR Cap and Hotel Conversions

    In two letters sent to state legislative leadership on Monday, March 7th, the New York Housing Conference led calls for the support of two policies that will create vital housing opportunities in New York City. The first letter asks for the inclusion of a proposal to lift the residential FAR Cap in the State’s Multiple Dwelling […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies on Evictions and Need for Rental Assistance

    The New York Housing Conference submitted testimony this week informing the public about the risk of evictions due to the pandemic and recession and the need for additional rental assistance. We testified to the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings and the Committee on General Welfare. In our testimony, we talked about the need […] Read More
  • Mayor Eric Adams Fails to Deliver on Promise to Double Housing Investment

    Mayor Eric Adams released his first budget yesterday – the 2023 Preliminary Budget – and we are extremely disappointed that he did not even mention housing in his remarks nor prioritize it in his budget plans. Instead, he chose to maintain the status quo and abandon his campaign promise to double city capital spending on […] Read More
  • Mayor Eric Adams Must Address the Staffing Crisis at HPD

    The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development is mired in a significant staffing crisis that began in earnest when hiring freezes and decreased rehiring were implemented during the pandemic. Its staffing shortage is slowing down housing production, potentially fueling further exits from the agency, and delaying the delivery of much-needed affordable and supportive housing […] Read More
  • NYHC’s Rachel Fee Testifies at State Budget Hearing

    NYHC executive director Rachel Fee testified at Monday’s 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on housing. We are encouraged by Governor Hochul’s $216.3 billion Executive Budget, including the $4.5 billion five-year housing plan and new land use proposal to unlock housing opportunity across the state. The framework for the new housing plan and accompanying legislative proposals […] Read More
  • Governor Kathy Hochul’s Executive Budget Sets Vision for New Statewide 5-Year Affordable Housing Plan

    This week, Governor Kathy Hochul released a $216.3 billion Executive Budget that proposes a new five-year housing plan, continues investment in existing housing programs and introduces policy changes to spur the creation of affordable housing across the state. NYHC is encouraged by the Executive Budget proposal, which includes a very significant increase in capital over the last […] Read More