Join our coalition to make housing policy and budget recommendations for NYC’s next mayor

Join us, as we form a blueprint for housing investment and create a vision for public housing, homelessness, zoning and tax policy. Do you have new ideas and fresh perspectives to help improve housing affordability for New Yorkers? Know someone with strong thoughts on housing production goals, metrics and outcomes? Come out to any one of our 5 borough workshop events.

Become part of the conversation and attend one of our upcoming community events.

Can’t attend a forum? Give feedback here.

Bronx Community Forum

  • TBA
  • New Settlement Community Center
  • 1501 Jerome Ave, The Bronx, NY 10452
  • Partner: New Settlement

Staten Island Community Forum

  • TBA
  • Project Hospitality Storefront
  • 260 Port Richmond Ave. Staten Island, NY 10302
  • Partner: Project Hospitality

Manhattan Community Forum

  • TBA
  • Community Health Academy of the Heights
  • 504 West 158th Street New York, NY
  • Partner: Community League of the Heights

Brooklyn Community Forum

  • TBA
  • Roulette Intermedium
  • 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217

Queens Community Forum

  • TBA
  • Partner: Chhaya

your stories

What’s your housing advice for NYC’s next mayor? Speak your mind using #U4Housing.

Just post using the hashtag #U4Housing to share your story with us and others as we work together to guide housing policies and more in the 2021 mayoral election.

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By the Numbers

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Homeless in New York City
The highest homeless count since the Great Depression in NYC includes more than 22,000 children sleeping in shelters tonight.
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NYCHA Repairs

Outstanding repairs in public housing impact the health and housing of 400,000+ NYCHA residents.

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Severely Rent Burdened Households

 Too many households pay more than ½ their income on rent. This creates housing instability and leaves less money for food, medicine, childcare and emergencies.

Report Coming Sept. 2020

Guiding Principles

We believe that NYC’s next mayor’s housing plan should build a housing agenda around the following principles that will serve as the foundation for more detailed recommendations coming in our Sept 2020 report:
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Principle One

Prioritize preservation of public housing in a citywide affordable housing plan.

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Principle Two

Expand affordable housing supply through preservation and development. 

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Principle Three

Improve housing affordability for the lowest income New Yorkers.

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Principle Four

Reduce homelessness through coordinated housing and homeless policy.

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Principle Five

Confront the legacy of systemic racial discrimination in housing with intentional policies and programs.

Our Coalition

We include experts in affordable housing, public housing, homelessness, health, the environment, workforce development, finance, real estate, urban planning, racial justice and criminal justice and more.

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