• 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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    The Dream Revisited: Race, Segregation, and Politics

    March 6th 2017

    The twenty-third discussion explores the impact of persistent racial segregation on political discourse and electoral outcomes in the United States. Read more »

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    Housing a Nation: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

    February 17th 2017

    The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), established by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, is the nation’s largest subsidy for the construction of affordable rental housing for low-income households. This first installment of the NYU Furman Center’s Housing a Nation Policy Minute series summarizes timely research and sheds light on how these subsidies operate in jurisdictions across the U.S. Read more »

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    Report: The Latest Reform Proposal for the 421-a Program

    February 8th 2017

    A report released today by the NYU Furman Center analyzes the potential impact of the most recent reform proposal for the 421-a program on housing development in New York City, which is currently under consideration by the New York State Legislature. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    2016 Research and Policy Roundup

    January 20th 2017

    2016 was a productive year for the NYU Furman Center. We celebrated our 20th anniversary; launched CoreData.nyc, our updated housing and neighborhoods data hub for New York City; released several reports on housing and neighborhoods; and published a number of academic research papers. As we embark on 2017, we are pleased to present highlights from our work in the past year. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    The Dream Revisited: The Stubborn Persistence of Racial Segregation

    December 16th 2016

    The twenty-second discussion on The Dream Revisited, explores the role of residential choices in sustaining segregation within American cities. Read more »

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    Report: Local Government Responses to Gentrification

    October 27th 2016

    A report by the NYU Furman Center provides an overview of strategies to protect low-income households and the economic diversity of neighborhoods in cities with soaring housing costs. Read more »

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    The Dream Revisited: Suburban Poverty & Segregation

    September 28th 2016

    The twenty-first discussion on The Dream Revisited, Suburban Poverty & Segregation, explores the increasing diversity of suburbs and increasing levels of suburban poverty and debates the challenges of supporting poor households’ economic self-sufficiency beyond the central city. Read more »