• 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Research & Policy

    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 »

  • Research & Policy

    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 »