• 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 »

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    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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »