• Mayor Eric Adams Releases Housing Plan – Includes NYCHA and Homelessness

    Mayor Eric Adams released his housing plan this week, which included in one plan NYCHA, homelessness, affordable housing production, health and safety, and reducing administrative burdens. This is a welcome departure from the City’s previously siloed approach to housing policy. We are grateful that this blueprint incorporates nearly ¾ of the recommendations advanced by the […] Read More
  • HPD Staffing Shortage: Detailed Causes and Recommendations for Change

    The New York Housing Conference published a policy brief looking at the causes of the HPD staffing crisis and recommendations to get the agency fully-staffed quickly. As of March 2022, HPD had a headcount of 2,244, a shrinking of their headcount by 7 percent since before the pandemic and 16 percent less than they are […] Read More
  • End of Session Housing Priorities in Albany

    The NY State legislative session ends on June 2nd, meaning that there is a small window in which to include any of the housing policies that were left out of the enacted budget. Governor Hochul and the Legislature adopted a new 5-year statewide affordable housing plan in April but there is more that Albany can do […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies on 2023 City Executive Budget

    Brendan Cheney testified before the City Council Finance Committee today on the FY 2023 Executive Budget, repeating the call for $4 billion for housing capital per year. We thanked the City Council for their strong and continuing support of the investment. The $4 billion per year investment for housing is fiscally responsible. The city is […] Read More
  • NYHC Launches New York City Housing Tracker

    New York Housing Conference launched the New York City Housing Tracker on Monday and released a report analyzing the affordable housing production data. The tracker is a web-based tool tracking important housing statistics and affordable housing production by City Council district. You can find the tracker here. The report found that the city is not […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies in Support of NYCHA PACT Program

    The New York City Council Committee on Public Housing held an oversight hearing on the impact of PACT / RAD this week. New York Housing Conference’s Brendan Cheney testified about the importance of PACT given the lack of direct capital subsidy from the federal, state and city governments: The federal government has shirked their responsibility […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies that Housing is the Solution to Unsheltered Homelessness

    The New York City Council’s Committee on General Welfare held an oversight hearing on unsheltered homelessness this week, asking for more information about Mayor Eric Adams’s policies for people that are unsheltered on public transportation or living in encampments in public spaces. Brendan Cheney testified for the New York Housing Conference about the importance of […] Read More
  • Mayor Adams Executive Budget Adds $5B Over 10 Years – Far Less Than Promised

    Mayor Eric Adams increased capital funding for housing by $5 billion over ten years in his fiscal year 2023 executive budget. While this does represent historic funding for housing, this increase is less than the Mayor promised and less than is needed. This new funding will bring total housing capital spending up to roughly $2.5 […] Read More
  • Hochul’s New $25B Housing Plan In Enacted Budget!

    Governor Hochul and the Legislature reached an agreement last week on the FY2023 Budget, representing $220B in spending. We are pleased that the budget includes a new $25B, 5-year statewide affordable housing plan, some funding for NYCHA, and much-needed aid to renters still facing the financial instability brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. The state’s new […] Read More