The latest news and analysis from the NYU Furman Center.
Rent Payments in a Pandemic: Analysis of Affordable Housing in New York City
One of the most pressing housing policy questions in the wake of COVID-19 is how rent payment rates have changed during the pandemic. In a new report, we analyzed rental payments from over 18,500 primarily below-market rate units from New York City to understand how renters’ payment rates and rental arrears evolved during the health crisis.
Research & Policy
Advancing Racial Equity in Emergency Rental Assistance Programs
To explore inequities in housing insecurity and inaccessibility of housing assistance faced disproportionately by Black, Latino, and Native American renters—issues that existed prior to and have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—the NYU Furman Center, The Housing Initiative at Penn, and the National Low Income Housing Coalition collaborated on a research brief: “Advancing Racial Equity in Emergency Rental Assistance Programs.”
Learning from Emergency Rental Assistance Programs Lessons from Fifteen Case Studies
The NYU Furman Center together with the Housing Initiative at Penn (HIP), and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) surveyed 220 rental assistance programs and conducted hour-long interviews with program administrators of 15 select programs. A year into the pandemic, we summarize some of the key takeaways necessary to craft and implement efficient, responsive, and equitable emergency rental assistance.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance: Analysis of a National Survey of Programs
To better understand how government agencies and their partner organizations responded to the explosion of rental needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYU Furman Center, the Housing Initiative at Penn, and the National Low Income Housing Coalition collaborated on a research brief, “COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance: Analysis of National Survey of Programs.”
NYU Furman Center Comments on Intro 1572-A
The NYU Furman Center submitted a public comment on Intro 1572-A suggesting ways in which the bill can better address racial inequity under the NYC housing system. The testimony, authored by Executive Director Matthew Murphy, Legal Fellow Noah Kazis, and Senior Policy Fellow Mark A. Willis, recognizes and endorses the need to study and identify where our land use system exacerbates racial inequality and how it can reduce it.