• NYHC Budget Analysis: First Round of City Budget Cuts Have Minimal Impact, But We Remain Concerned About Hiring Freeze and Further Cuts

    Mayor Adams recently released his November budget plan, which showed agency’s proposed cuts to meet Mayor Adams’s call for 15% cuts in total over the next three plans, including 5% in the November plan. We appreciate the support of our partners in joining our letter to the Mayor last month calling for housing funding and services to be protected from […] Read More
  • NYHC Sign-On Letter Opposes Budget Cuts and Hiring Freeze

    New York Housing Conference drafted a sign-on letter calling on Mayor Eric Adams to exempt housing-related agencies from the proposed budget cuts and hiring freeze. We are concerned that the proposed budget cuts would reverse recent gains and meaningful production by HPD and impact housing placement and development citywide. Mayor Adams instructed agency heads to […] Read More
  • NYHC Analysis of HPD FY2023 Affordable Housing Production

    Last fiscal year (FY 2023) HPD financed more than 26,000 units of affordable housing. Recent data released on NYC Open Data allows us to provide more context about affordable housing production in New York City last year compared to previous years. In FY 2023 the City financed 26,682 units of affordable housing – both through […] Read More
  • Rachel Fee on the Brian Lehrer Show

    NYHC’s Rachel Fee was interviewed on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC last week along with Robin Hood CEO Richard Buery to discuss solutions to housing instability and homelessness. Rachel and Richard discussed the recent Robin Hood “Deep Dive” event on housing supply and housing instability, where NYHC contributed data around affordable housing production, renters, and housing […] Read More
  • NYHC Testifies to City Council

    New York Housing Conference testified before two City Council hearings recently. First, NYHC testified before a joint hearing of the Committee on Land Use and Committee on Housing and Buildings about Speaker Adrienne Adams’s fair housing legislation. NYHC supports the legislation, which would require the administration to set housing and affordable housing targets for each […] Read More
  • RECAP: RLN August Summer Series: From Shelter to Permanent Affordable Housing

    The Rising Leader’s Network hosted its final Summer Series of the year, which focused on the pipeline from shelter to permanent affordable and supportive housing. The panel was moderated by RLN board member Alison Glaser, Senior Project Manager at NYC HDC and included Aileen Reynolds, Assistant Commissioner of Housing Opportunity at NYC HPD, Kelly Quirk, […] Read More
  • RECAP: RLN Summer Seminar Series on Affordable Housing Insurance

    The Rising Leader’s Network hosted its second Summer Series of the year on one of the most pressing issues facing affordable housing today: the rising cost of premiums for property and liability insurance. The panel was moderated by RLN board member Robert Poole, Project Manager at Bronx Pro Group and included Susan Camerata, Principal and […] Read More
  • NYHC Hosted Summer Seminar on National Zoning Atlas Project

    The Rising Leader’s Network hosted its first Summer Series of the year on the National Zoning Atlas project. Panelists included Aline Fader, Zoning Project Coordinator at the National Zoning Atlas, Cornell University, Max Latona, Professor & Executive Director of the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, Melissa Kaplan-Macey, VP […] Read More
  • Assembly Passes Uncontroversial Housing Bills In Post Session Agenda

    Yesterday, the Assembly passed two more uncontroversial housing bills that the New York Housing Conference identified as key bills to pass before members returned home. Though session ended over a week ago, the Assembly returned to address unfinished business. This included: Both the Senate and Assembly passed a new J-51 Preservation Tax Incentive: S4709A/A7758 (Kavanagh/Braunstein) before session ended. […] Read More
  • NYHC and NYSAFAH Lead Sign-On Letter Supporting HAREEIA

    The New York Housing Conference and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing led a sign-on letter to State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie calling on the Assembly to pass A.6655, The Housing Affordability, Resiliency, and Energy Efficiency Investment Act of 2023 (HAREEIA – formerly known as Affordability Plus). This legislation would update New York […] Read More