• Research & Policy

    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 »

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    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 »

  • Research & Policy

    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 »

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    Report Examines Home-Buying Potential in NYC for Households at Various Income Levels

    August 4th 2016

    A new NYU Furman Center and Citi report finds that becoming a homeowner in New York City’s real estate market is a considerable challenge for the vast majority of New York City households due to the city’s severely constrained supply of affordable home-buying opportunities. Homeownership prospects do not necessarily improve by moving to the surrounding New York suburbs. Read more »

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    The Dream Revisited: Making Vouchers More Mobile

    July 12th 2016

    The twentieth discussion on The Dream Revisited, Making Vouchers More Mobile, examines the benefits of defining fair market rent by zip code, to make it easier for families to move to higher-opportunity neighborhoods, and weighs potential unintended costs. Read more »

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    Policy Minute: Exploring Gentrification

    May 26th 2016

    Gentrification is an evolving topic, affecting many urban areas and highlighting some of the challenges that arise as neighborhoods evolve. This Policy Minute presents some of the latest research on gentrification, displacement, and neighborhood change. Read more »