• White House Tackles Affordable Housing Barriers

    Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing, and named Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson. The Council will consist of members across eight Federal agencies and engage with State, local, and tribal leaders across the country to identify […] Read More
  • More City Budget Housing Wins

    Last week we reported a few of the press release housing highlights from NYC’s $92.8 billion FY 2020 budget deal. They included: new funding for 800 additional affordable apartments for seniors, $40 million in 2020 Census outreach funding, $60 million for NYC Green New Deal’s energy efficiency retrofitting costs, and $14 million in social service […] Read More
  • State Extender Bills Key to Housing Development Must Pass This Session

    Before the State legislative session concludes tomorrow, both the New York State Housing Finance Agency and the New York City Housing Development Corporation must have their sunset provisions extended and granted additional bonding authority by statute to keep pace with growing preservation and new construction pipelines. See our joint letter with other NY affordable housing […] Read More
  • NY State’s Responsibility to NYCHA Residents

    Featured in the Gotham Gazette today is an Op Ed, Seize the Albany Opportunity to Do More for NYCHA by Danny Barber. Mr. Barber is the Chair of the Citywide Council of Presidents of NYCHA residents, representing 400,000 public housing residents. He is also President of Jackson Houses Resident Inc., Chairman of the South Bronx […] Read More
  • City Budget Agreement Reached

    Today, the Mayor and City Council agreed on a $92.8 billion FY 2020 budget. The budget includes: • An additional $194 million for 800 new affordable apartments for seniors, on top of those already committed in the Housing Plan. This will raise the total City commitment for newly constructed senior housing to $687 million from […] Read More
  • 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