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Data Search Tool

The Data Search Tool is a new online application that provides direct access to New York City data collected by the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Visitors to the site can select from a range of variables to create customized maps, downloadable tables, and track trends over time. The Data Search Tool offers a broad array of community indicators, including data on demographics, neighborhood conditions, transportation, housing stock and other aspects of the local real estate market. Users are able to overlay never-before available detailed data on privately-owned, publicly-subsidized affordable housing programs collected through the Furman Center’s Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP).

The Furman Center also provides an online guide to help users navigate the database. The guide is divided into the following sections:

More than 175 programs have been used in New York City to develop affordable housing since the 1930s. The Furman Center’s Institute for Affordable Housing Policy developed the Affordable Housing Program Directory to help users sort through the complexities of these program. The Directory summarizes each program, including its scale, subsidy type and years of operation.