• Research & Policy

    The Dream Revisited: Public Housing and Deconcentrating Poverty

    May 17th 2016

    The nineteenth discussion debates what we should do about high-poverty, distressed public housing developments in light of recent research from the Moving to Opportunity Program about the costs of concentrated poverty. Read more »

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    Report Analyzes New York City’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods and Finds Dramatic Demographic Shifts

    May 9th 2016

    A special report on Gentrification in the NYU Furman Center’s annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report identifies 15 gentrifying neighborhoods in New York City and finds that they have seen greater growth in the shares of the population that are young adults, college-educated, white, and living alone or with roommates. Read more »

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    Report: Renting in America’s Largest Metros

    March 8th 2016

    NYU Furman Center and Capital One release the 2016 NYU Furman Center/Capital One National Affordable Rental Housing Landscape, which analyzes rental housing affordability trends in the 11 largest metropolitan areas in the US. Read more »

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    Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in New York City

    March 7th 2016

    The NYU Furman Center’s latest report shows the extent of preservation in New York City and compares the land use, housing stock, demographic characteristics, and commercial property in historic districts with those in areas that are not regulated by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Read more »

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    The Dream Revisited: Segregation & the Financial Crisis

    February 29th 2016

    The latest discussion in the NYU Furman Center’s series debates the extent to which segregation exacerbated the unequal effects of the mortgage-driven financial collapse of 2007 and ways to address racial disparities in mortgage lending. Read more »

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    Policy Minute: New York State Property Tax System

    February 5th 2016

    In January, the New York State Assembly Committee on Real Property Taxation held a public hearing to evaluate New York City’s real property taxation system. Over the years, there have been numerous calls for reform from public officials, advocates, and academics alike, to address inequities within the current four property class system.  Read more »

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    Policy Minute: Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

    December 18th 2015

    The NYU Furman Center’s Policy Minute highlights research and discussion relevant to current policy debates. On December 16th, NYU Furman Center Executive Director Mark Willis delivered testimony before the New York City Planning Commission at its public hearing on the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendment proposals. His remarks provided an overview of NYU Furman Center research relevant to mandatory inclusionary zoning and the parking provisions. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Community Preferences and Fair Housing

    November 10th 2015

    The latest discussion on The Dream Revisited debates the extent to which preferences for neighborhood residents in accessing new affordable housing promote or betray the goal of truly inclusionary communities. Read more »

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    New Report Examines Possible Impact of 421-a Legislation on Future Housing Construction in NYC

    November 9th 2015

    New research released today by the NYU Furman Center explores the possible impacts of the new 421-a legislation on residential development in New York City’s neighborhoods. Read more »

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    Policy Minute: Multifamily Housing Resilience

    October 29th 2015

    The NYU Furman Center’s Policy Minute highlights research and discussion relevant to current policy debates. Three years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New York City, we explore the design and financial challenges of adapting multifamily housing for resilience against future storms. Read more »