• 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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

  • 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 »

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    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 »