• NYHC Letter Raises Concerns About Emergency Rental Assistance Formula

    New York Housing Conference sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pointing to concerns with the formula used to allocate Emergency Rental Assistance funding in December’s Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which included Covid-relief. The formula allocated $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to states and local jurisdictions based on population. However, the […] Read More
  • Joint Letter to State Leaders Calling for a Five-Year Housing Plan

    New York Housing Conference joined with New York’s leading advocates and experts related to affordable and supportive housing to send a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie calling for the passage of legislation (S.2193/A.3807, sponsored by Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz) that would […] Read More
  • NYHC Comments on Federal Reserve Proposed Rulemaking on CRA Reform

    New York Housing Conference submitted comments last week to the Federal Reserve Board about their proposed rulemaking and reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act. New York Housing Conference appreciates the Federal Reserve Board’s interest in strengthening the CRA so that banks can better meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income communities and communities of […] Read More
  • Rachel Fee and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries call for bold housing solutions

    In an op-ed published in the New York Daily News, NYHC executive director Rachel Fee and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called for bold federal solutions to fix America’s housing crisis. In the op-ed, they called for Section 8 and Section 9 (public housing) funding to be moved to the mandatory side of the federal budget. “This […] Read More
  • Watch NYHC and RLN Thought Leader event on CRA Reform

    The New York Housing Conference and the Rising Leaders Network recently hosted a discussion on Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) reform. We were delighted to have a double feature with Thought Leaders Mark Willis, Senior Policy Fellow at the NYU Furman, and Jaime Weisberg, Senior Campaign Analyst at ANHD, and moderated by Matthew Singh, […] Read More
  • NY Delegation Committee Assignments

    Several members of the New York delegation are assigned to important committees for affordable housing policy, tax and appropriations. Notable new assignments include Rep. Adriano Espaillat, assigned to Appropriations and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD). We are thrilled to have a NY member on this important subcommittee. Rep. Ritchie Torres, […] Read More
  • President Biden filling out Department of Housing and Urban Development

    President Biden’s administration is taking shape, including filling out the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Rep. Marcia Fudge had a nomination hearing for HUD Secretary and they announced other leadership at HUD. Representative Marcia Fudge Nominated for HUD Secretary: At her nomination hearing, Rep. Fudge laid out her housing priorities such as addressing the […] Read More
  • NYHC Testimony on the 2022 state housing budget

    Rachel Fee, executive director of the New York Housing Conference, will testify to the Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the FY2022 Executive Budget Proposal for Housing. In the testimony, she supports Gov. Cuomo’s commitment of $250 million for another year of supportive housing production, extension of low-income housing credits for five years, codifying the sales […] Read More
  • 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