• NYHC Opposes New State Prevailing Wage Requirements

    NYHC opposes two bills that have been introduced in the State Legislature this session to establish a new requirement for prevailing wages on construction projects developed with public subsidies. A1261/S1947-Bronson/Ramos- Prevailing wages for all construction workers on City-funded development projects, with the exception of housing where 75%+ of building is 60% or below AMI. Annual […] Read More
  • Federal Budget Shows Support for Housing Including New Mobility Funding!

    Congress and the President were able to pass a budget bill package to avoid another costly and dangerous government shutdown. The FY 2019 HUD and USDA spending bills needed to fund programs through September were included in the package. The strong Congressional support for HUD programs in last year’s spending bill has been maintained into FY 2019 […] Read More
  • Mayor’s Budget and Call to Action to #SaveNYCHA

    On February 7th, the Mayor released his preliminary budget totaling $92.2 billion dollars, including $3 billion in new spending. He also set a savings goal of $750 million, which will be achieved in part by deepening the City’s partial hiring freeze and implementing his Administration’s first Program to Eliminate the Gap (PEG). The Mayor started […] Read More
  • NYHC’s Rising Leaders Network Launches Connectors Program

    The New York Housing Conference and its Rising Leaders Network (RLN) proudly kicked off its Connectors Program on Monday, February 4th. The goal of the program is the expand the networks of RLN members through pairings with established leaders (“Connectors”) in New York’s affordable housing community. Thank you to all the Connectors for attending our […] Read More
  • NYHC Provides Testimony for NYS Joint Legislative Hearing on Housing

    New York Housing Conference submitted testimony to the Joint Legislative Hearing on New York State’s Executive Budget. While many of the policy proposals suggested in the Executive Budget will expand housing options and bolster the impact of the statewide affordable housing plan, the need for affordable housing remains great. NYHC stated the cost impact of […] Read More
  • Sign Letter to End Shutdown & Resume HUD Funding!

    NLIHC and the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding has circulated a national letter calling on Congress and the White House to end the government shutdown and pass HUD and USDA spending bills as soon as possible. On December 21, Congress failed to provide FY19 funding for several federal agencies causing a partial government shutdown, which […] Read More
  • Governor Cuomo’s State of the State & Budget

    On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo gave his State of the State address in Albany and released his FY2020 Executive Budget, outlining his priorities for the current legislative session. Here is what we currently know about the Executive Budget and the Governor’s legislative priorities for housing. HCR Funding NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) has been reappropriated $2.9 billion. This […] Read More
  • HUD Shutdown

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and eight other federal government agencies have been closed for 13 days because the President and Congress have failed to come to a consensus on the remaining Fiscal Year 2019 spending bills due to a dispute over border wall funding. You can review HUD’s Contingency Plan for […] Read More
  • NYCHA RFP: PACT Sites in Brooklyn

    NYCHA has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking submissions from qualified applicants for financing, tenant-in-place rehabilitation, property management, and social services delivery to facilitate the conversion of nine (9) public housing developments, totaling 2,625 units, to a voucher platform under Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended. The deadline to submit […] Read More
  • FFB Risk Share Program Expired

    The Federal Financing Bank & Risk Sharing (FFB Risk Share) program officially expired on December 31st. It was a flexible financing tool that dramatically lowered the cost of capital for cities and states seeking to finance affordable housing. Since it was introduced ten years ago, the program has financed about 20,000 units nationwide, including 3,000 […] Read More