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    Policy Brief: National Lessons of NYC’s Universal Access to Counsel Program

    December 12th 2018

    In 2017, New York City enacted the first legislation in the country providing legal representation for all income-eligible tenants facing eviction. The legislation, sponsored by Council Members Vanessa Gibson and Mark Levine, has been implemented in four zip codes in each of New York’s five boroughs, with citywide universal access mandated by July 2022. As major cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, Cleveland, and Boston consider expanding access to counsel, New York’s experience offers important lessons for program design and implementation. Read more »

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    VIDEO: Policy Breakfast on Reforming Rent Stabilization in New York City

    December 11th 2018

    Close to 1 million apartments in New York City are subject to the state’s rent stabilization laws, which regulate how rents in stabilized units can rise. On June 15, 2019, those laws are set to expire. On November 29th, 2018 the NYU Furman Center hosted an event to bring experts together to explore ideas for reforming the rent laws. Read more »

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    NYU Furman Center Researchers Present New & Forthcoming Work at the 2018 APPAM Research Conference

    November 12th 2018

    APPAM brings together academics and research on a variety of emerging policy issues, exploring ways to bring global and inter-disciplinary perspectives into conversations on pressing challenges, ranging from changing population demographics and economic inequality to climate change. This year’s conference theme was “Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement”. Read more »

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    Neighbors and Networks: The role of social interactions on the residential choices

    October 24th 2018

    NYU Furman Center Faculty Director Ingrid Gould Ellen co-authored a paper with Michael Suher and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa considering the role of information and social influence in determining the effective set of potential housing choices for participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Read more »

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    Book Release - A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality

    October 22nd 2018

    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently published A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality. The book features leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers examining different aspects of the complex and deeply rooted problem of residential segregation, and proposing concrete steps to achieve meaningful change. NYU Furman Center Furman Faculty Directors Vicki Been, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Katherine O’Regan each authored chapters on displacement, gentrification, and affirmatively furthering fair housing, respectively. Read more »

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    Mark A. Willis Testifies at Public Hearing for the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform

    October 16th 2018

    On Monday, October 15th, 2018, Mark A. Willis, a Senior Policy Fellow at the NYU Furman Center, testified at the New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform Public Hearing. This hearing was held as a part of the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform’s efforts to evaluate the current property tax system in New York City, and recommend reforms to make it fairer, simpler, and more transparent while not reducing city revenues. The co-chairs of the commission are Professor Vicki Been and Marc Shaw. Read more »

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    NYU Furman Center Comments on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

    October 15th 2018

    The NYU Furman Center submitted comments in response to HUD’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. HUD is considering replacing the AFFH Final Rule despite the considerable agency resources devoted to researching, piloting, and promulgating the rule between 2010 and 2015. This post excerpts and summarizes the key points of our comment, which urges HUD to improve upon the current approach which shows initial promise, as opposed to returning to an approach that has indisputably failed. Read more »

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    NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates Launch Tool to Tackle High Housing Costs

    October 11th 2018

    The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates have launched LocalHousingSolutions.org, an online, interactive tool to help communities develop local strategies that promote housing affordability. Read more »

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    VIDEO: Policy Breakfast on the State of Rent Stabilization in New York City

    October 4th 2018

    On October 3rd, 2018 the NYU Furman Center hosted an event to examine the state of rent stabilization programs, tenants, and the effect of regulated units on New York City neighborhoods. Read more »

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    WEBINAR TRAINING: New York City Neighborhood Data 101 - Subsidized Housing

    September 25th 2018

    This free webinar training was hosted by NYU Furman Center researchers on September 25th, 2018 and provides an overview of our recent data brief, the State of New York City’s Subsidized Housing in 2017, and shows how to access the data summarized in the brief through the CoreData platform. Read more »