The Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy
The current housing crisis has confronted developers, lenders and owners of affordable housing, policymakers and non-profit housing providers with daunting new challenges, from the foreclosure crisis to the credit freeze to the overwhelming need for affordable housing by families beset with job loss. Leaders of the affordable housing community urgently need both evidence-based and objective policy analysis and new tools and skills to meet those challenges.
Recognizing that need, the Furman Center launched the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy to improve the effectiveness of affordable housing policies and programs by providing housing practitioners and policymakers with information about what’s working and what isn’t, and about promising new ideas and innovative practices.
The Institute is not an advocate, and does not endorse specific legislation or candidates. The Institute is not partisan or ideologically predictable. The Institute harnesses the incredible talent of the New York University community and the experts that make up the Furman Center to help affordable housing thought leaders arrive at effective solutions to housing issues that are based on research, data, and rigorous evaluation of innovative practices.
The Institute’s Key Objectives
- Provide timely and thoughtful policy analyses of pressing housing issues.
- Distribute research and data to enable affordable housing stakeholders to assess community needs, design programs, target resources and evaluate their initiatives.
- Convene smaller meetings of thought leaders to discuss the current challenges and generate creative and practical solutions.
- Provide training for leaders and emerging leaders to develop the expertise, organizational skills and knowledge that the affordable housing community needs to succeed.
Directory of New York City Affordable Housing Programs
New York City has a long history of government intervention in residential housing markets.
The wide range of strategies that officials have employed to create and preserve affordable housing constitutes a remarkable laboratory of models and techniques. Our Directory of New York City Affordable Housing Programs catalogues nearly 200 distinct government programs employed by the federal, state and local governments to build and preserve housing, reduce the prices of privately owned housing, and help residents afford to rent or own market-rate homes. This searchable directory of programs has detailed program descriptions and allows users to compare and group programs by several attributes. This directory was created with the collaboration of city, state and federal housing agencies, along with the advice and contributions of dozens of experts in the New York housing field.
State of New York City’s Subsidized Housing Report
This report uses data from the Furman Center’s Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP) database to provide the most comprehensive overview of subsidized housing in New York City currently available. The full report is available here.