• Research & Policy

    Policy Minute: The Potential Impact of Tax Reform on the Financing of Subsidized Housing

    December 13th 2017

    The looming overhaul of the federal tax code has important implications for housing affordability. This Policy Minute, the first in a series of two, focuses on how the House and Senate tax reform bills could affect state and local governments’ ability to finance the production or preservation of affordable housing. Read more »

  • News & Events

    New York City’s Upcoming Assessment of Fair Housing: Lessons from Other Cities

    November 28th 2017

    On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the NYU Furman Center hosted an event broadcast nationally from NYU School of Law on the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process that New York City and other jurisdictions must undertake over the next year. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    NYU Furman Center Researchers at APPAM 2017 Annual Conference

    November 15th 2017

    NYU Furman Center researchers recently took part in the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) 39th Annual Fall Research Conference in Chicago. The conference is a multi-disciplinary gathering that attracts the highest quality research on a variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    The Dream Revisited: Health and Segregation

    October 25th 2017

    The twenty-fifth discussion debates the significance of residential segregation as a social determinant of health and explores potential policy responses. Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »