• 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 »

  • Research & Policy

    Focus on Poverty in New York City

    June 7th 2017

    A new report by the NYU Furman Center examines poverty in New York City and finds that poverty concentration in New York City is spatially uneven and correlated with racial segregation. In addition, the report documents stark disparities between high- and low-poverty neighborhoods and their residents. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2016

    June 7th 2017

    Today, the NYU Furman Center released its annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2016 report, including a special report, Focus on Poverty in New York City. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Introducing FloodzoneData.us, Presenting Data on the People and Housing in the U.S. Floodplain

    May 25th 2017

    FloodzoneData.us, launched today by the NYU Furman Center, is a data tool describing the housing and population located in the 100- and 500-year U.S. floodplains. As sea levels rise and storms intensify due to climate change, FloodzoneData.us is a resource to help policymakers and communities plan for the effects of flooding. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    The Effects of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

    May 9th 2017

    A new research brief by the NYU Furman Center explores what we know about whom the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program serves and what research finds about the impact of the program. Read more »

  • News & Events

    Policy Breakfast Explores Permanent Affordability Requirement

    March 24th 2017

    On Tuesday, March 21st the NYU Furman Center hosted a policy breakfast entitled Requiring Permanent Affordability: Costs, Benefits, and Challenges to explore the benefits and challenges of a permanent affordability requirement for government-subsidized housing. Read more »

  • Data Updates

    Citywide Sales Volume Down in 2016 as Housing Prices Continue to Rise

    March 22nd 2017

    In 2016, the number of property sales was lower in all five boroughs than in 2015, while prices continued to rise. Permits for new residential construction fell in 2016, following a spike the previous year. 2016 saw the highest number of residential units authorized for occupancy in the past five years. Read more »