• Research & Policy

    A Simple Tweak to the Federal Tax Code Would Support More Affordable Housing

    October 18th 2017 | Mark Willis

    Mark A. Willis, Senior Policy Fellow at the NYU Furman Center, argues that the use of tax-exempt private activity bonds with their as-of-right tax credits are critical for addressing the nation’s housing challenges. A simple tweak of federal tax law would allow this bonding authority to be used more effectively to preserve and create affordable housing. Read more »

  • News & Events

    WEBINAR: Briefing on the 2017 National Rental Housing Landscape

    October 13th 2017

    The 2017 National Rental Housing Landscape, released in October by the NYU Furman Center, examines rental housing trends in the nation’s largest 53 metropolitan areas. This webinar, which will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, will provide an overview of research findings from the 2017 report and demonstrate how to use the metro-level data resources made available at RentalHousingLandscape.org to explore housing and economic trends. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Report: In U.S. Metros, More High-Income and Educated Households Opting to Rent

    October 5th 2017

    NYU Furman Center’s 2017 National Rental Housing Landscape finds that the majority of large U.S. metros saw an increase in the share of households that rented their homes, which was largely driven by rise in higher-income and highly-educated households choosing to rent. Affordability challenges persist for low-income households, with high rent premiums for movers and historically high rent burdens across U.S. metros. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    2017 National Rental Housing Landscape

    October 5th 2017

    The report, released annually by the NYU Furman Center, explores rental housing market trends in America’s 53 largest metros. Read more »

  • Data Updates

    New York City Median Renter Income Continued Its Upward Trend

    September 25th 2017

    For the second year in a row, median renter income rose faster than median rent in New York City, according to the 2016 one-year estimates from the American Community Survey released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. To view the latest 2016 data for New York City visit CoreData.nyc. Read more »

  • News & Events

    WEBINAR: NYC Housing & Neighborhood Data 101

    September 15th 2017

    Neighborhood data is critical for understanding local housing and economic trends, identifying community needs, and informing policy conversations. This free webinar training, to take place November 8, 2017 from 3:00-4:00pm ET, will demonstrate how to use the NYU Furman Center’s CoreData.nyc and NYC Neighborhood Data Profiles to explore changing housing and economic trends in NYC neighborhoods. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Housing a Nation: Housing Choice Vouchers

    August 24th 2017

    The ‘Housing a Nation’ Policy Minute series summarizes timely research on the largest federal subsidies for the development and preservation of affordable housing and sheds light on how these subsidies operate in jurisdictions across the U.S. This edition focuses on the nation’s Housing Choice Voucher program, a rental subsidy that expands the rental options of low-income families by providing the opportunity to access market-rate units in a broad range of neighborhoods. Read more »

  • News & Events

    O’Regan Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Affordable Housing

    August 1st 2017

    On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Katherine O’Regan, Faculty Director at the NYU Furman Center, testified at the United State Senate Committee on Finance’s hearing on affordable housing. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Housing a Nation: Public Housing

    July 13th 2017

    The ‘Housing a Nation’ Policy Minute series summarizes timely research on the largest federal subsidies for the development and preservation of affordable housing and sheds light on how these subsidies operate in jurisdictions across the U.S. This edition focuses on public housing, the federal government’s only permanently affordable housing program. Read more »

  • Data Updates

    Introducing New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

    June 30th 2017

    Today, the NYU Furman Center launched New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles, a one-stop platform for viewing and downloading neighborhood data indicators. Read more »