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January 19, 2023
January Book Talk with Author Nicholas Dawidoff - “The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City”
Please join the NYU Furman Center and the Art for Justice Fund for a book talk event featuring author Nicholas Dawidoff, Fellow, Art for Justice Fund, in conversation with Ingrid Gould Ellen, Faculty Director, NYU Furman Center.
December 6, 2022
Affordable Housing in New York City & State
Affordable housing broadly refers to units that were built with some form of government subsidy and which are limited to households making below certain income thresholds. Yet just because a unit is deemed “affordable” doesn’t mean that it will be so for all families. This event will explore both on a city and a state level, discussing issues of land use, lack of capacity and real housing options, good cause evictions and more. Featuring Faculty Director Ingrid Gould Ellen and Executive Director Matthew Murphy
June 6, 2022
By The Numbers: The Geography of New Housing
On June 6, 2022, the NYU Furman Center hosted a panel discussion marking the launch of The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2021. Moderated by Faculty Director Vicki Been, the panel included:
February 24, 2022
Policy Breakfast: The Future of 421-a and Housing Development
On February 24th, the NYU Furman Center hosted a virtual policy breakfast titled: ‘The future of 421-a and Housing Development’. Our panelists offered a range of perspectives on the current 421-a program and its role in the future of the city’s housing policy. The debate touched on a host of interconnected issues, including the city’s arcane property tax system and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, a relatively new Zoning Resolution requirement that significantly upzoned residential lots include income-restricted housing.
December 9, 2021
Transforming NYCHA: Federal Funding, Oversight, and the Blueprint for Change
On December 9th, the NYU Furman Center hosted a virtual policy breakfast titled Transforming NYCHA: Federal Funding, Oversight, and the Blueprint for Change. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) faces both immense challenges and historic opportunities. Our panel offered local, state, federal, and tenant perspectives on NYCHA’s path forward and the nuanced balance between urgent rehabilitation and long-term revitalization.
September 22, 2021
A Conversation with Sheryll Cashin: “White Space, Black Hood”
On September 22, the NYU Furman Center hosted a conversation with Sheryll Cashin, author of “White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality” and Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice at Georgetown University. Using personal narratives, local case studies, and legal analysis, White Space, Black Hood argues that residential caste is central to understanding the persistence of racial inequality in the United States.
November 20, 2020
Policy Breakfast: Reforming State Zoning for Affordability, Integration, and Growth
The NYU Furman Center hosted a two-part virtual policy breakfast series reviewing efforts across the country to tackle exclusionary zoning, and discussing the lessons these initiatives hold for New York.
July 20, 2020
Virtual Launch Event: State of Eviction Filings in New York City& Neighborhoods
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the NYU Furman Center launched its annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2019 report. This comprehensive review of housing and neighborhood trends in New York City is used extensively by policymakers, planners, researchers, agency officials, community development and advocacy organizations, and industry leaders.
April 13, 2020
Insights into the Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act
On March 3, 2020, the NYU Furman Center hosted a policy breakfast titled, Insights into the Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act. The panelists brought a diverse set of experiences in mortgage lending and community development to discuss the importance of the CRA in low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities, the needs of LMI communities, and what the proposed changes mean for lenders and borrowers.
December 5, 2019
Income Volatility, Housing Instability, and Housing Assistance
On Tuesday, November 19, the NYU Furman Center hosted a policy breakfast at NYU School of Law’s D’Agostino Hall. At the breakfast, Income Volatility, Housing Instability, and Housing Assistance, panelists discussed the housing challenges associated with income and expense volatility and explored the ways in which current housing policies fail to help families facing those challenges. The panelists also described promising programs that mitigate the housing instability caused by income volatility.