• Biden’s COVID Bill Priorities Including Renters and Affordable Housing

    President-elect Biden recently announced a $1.9 trillion package to get our nation out of the COVID crisis. In addition to a vaccine roll out plan, he proposes to provide direct payments to Americans and bolster state and local government. This is expected to be the first of two legislative initiatives the incoming administration wants Congress […] Read More
  • Why New York State Needs a Commitment for a New Five-Year Housing Plan

    New York State’s existing five-year housing plan ends March 31, 2021. Given the importance of housing, the low costs of borrowing, and the need for consistent and predictable funding, the state should renew the commitment to affordable housing and create a new five-year housing plan starting in state fiscal year 2021-2022. In a new policy […] Read More
  • De Blasio Restores More of Last Year’s Housing Capital Cuts

    Last week Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the preliminary version of his final budget. The $92.3 billion budget is almost $3 billion less than the current year’s budget and had to close a $5.25 billion gap, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the related recession. However, there is good news for housing production in […] Read More
  • Thank You to Our 2020 Annual Awards Sponsors, Speakers, Volunteers, and Attendees!

    Thank you to our 2020 Annual Awards Program event sponsors, symposium moderators, speakers, and Program/Community Impact Committee Members! Also very a special thank you to Senator Chuck Schumer, our keynote speaker, and Alice Elliott, for allowing us to screen “Miracle on 42nd Street’ during our movie night segment. We cannot thank you enough for attending Housing: Critical […] Read More
  • United for Housing Releases Report

    United for Housing, a coalition of more than 80 organizations convened by NYHC to develop housing recommendations for the next mayor, released our report and the report was covered in the New York Times and Politico New York [$]. The report includes a call for all mayoral candidates to support $4 billion in capital investment per year – including $1.5 […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies to State legislature on NYCHA Blueprint

    Rachel Fee testified to the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing on NYCHA’s Blueprint for Change. She said this is the first feasible plan to bring needed capital repairs to all NYCHA units, and while there are still many important aspects to work out in terms of federal appropriations and HUD rules, she […] Read More
  • Fix the 4% LIHTC for Affordable Housing

    New York Housing Conference urges Congress to establish a fixed rate for the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to make up for Covid-related economic losses and help spur production of needed affordable housing. Read Rachel’s op-ed in City Limits here. Read the NYHC policy brief here. The need for affordable housing is greater […] Read More
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    NYHC Supports SoHo Rezoning in Op-Ed

    Rachel Fee supported the recent proposal to rezone SoHo in an op-ed published in Crain’s New York Business. Fee says that the SoHo rezoning, “should be the first of many such plans in the future, as it will reverse restrictive zoning practices that keep far too many New York City neighborhoods unaffordable and overwhelmingly white.” […] Read More
  • What Does Biden Victory Mean for Housing?

    President-elect Joe Biden has started his transition planning after major news outlets called the election in his favor last weekend. His transition plan and his campaign have major items that would help housing in New York. On BuildBackBetter – the transition plan website – Biden calls for immediate priorities related to COVID recovery, which may […] Read More
  • FY 2021 HPD Cuts Restored!

    Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he will restore the $457 million in housing capital cuts in FY 2021, a exciting partial victory in our push to restore the $1 billion in cuts passed last year. This victory would not have been possible without the support of all of our partners, who make these campaigns possible. […] Read More