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New York City Data Services

The NYU Furman Center collects a broad array of data on demographics, neighborhood conditions, transportation, housing stock and other aspects of New York City's housing and neighborhoods. This data is publicly available through the NYC Data Search Tool.

Users can select from a range of variables to create customized maps, download tables, and track trends over time. Users are able to overlay information on privately-owned, publicly -subsidized housing programs collected through the NYU Furman Center’s Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP).

Information about how to use the NYC Data Search Tool is available in our online guide. To receive training on using the NYC Data Search Tool, SHIP database, or to learn more about NYC’s subsidized housing, please email

SHIP (Subsidized Housing Information Project)

The Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP), maintained by the NYU Furman Center and its Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy, brings together multiple data sources to provide information on thousands of privately-owned, subsidized rental properties in New York City.

The SHIP database contains financial and physical information on nearly 235,000 units of privately-owned subsidized affordable rental properties in New York City developed with financing and insurance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD project-based rental assistance, New York City or State Mitchell-Lama financing, or the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). Accessible through the NYC Data Search Tool, users can create maps or tables, or view property profiles detailing 40 property-level variables, including geographic, subsidy, ownership, physical, and financial information. The SHIP database can be used to track at-risk subsidized housing units and identify new opportunities for preserving affordability. Subsidy program expiration dates are available free of charge to anyone who creates an account.

This project relies on data and cooperation from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), the New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and is supported by the Capital One, the F.B. Heron Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New York City Council, and NYU Law alumnus Herbert Z. Gold (’40). 

New York City Neighborhood Information

Every year the NYU Furman Center collects and analyzes key statistics about New York City, its boroughs and community districts to produce The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, which includes profiles of key indicators for each borough and community district. 

New York City Housing Indicators

The NYU Furman Center collects data to monitor the state of New York City’s housing market and releases quarterly updates on six key indicators. The NYC Quarterly Housing Update is unique among New York City housing reports because it incorporates sales data, new building permits, and foreclosures. It also presents a repeat sales index for each borough and housing class to capture price appreciation while controlling for housing quality. This publication provides comparison data from the previous quarter and the same quarter in the previous year.