March 7th 2016
A report released today by the NYU Furman Center, Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in New York City, 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 Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).
January 6th 2016
The NYU Furman Center announced today the appointment of Jessica Yager as its new Executive Director. She succeeds Mark A. Willis, who agreed to step into the role two years ago in an interim capacity when Vicki Been, who was a Faculty Director along with Ingrid Gould Ellen, left for the de Blasio administration. Willis will return to research work full time as the NYU Furman Center’s Senior Policy Fellow.
November 9th 2015
NYU Furman Center report finds that an expiration of 421-a could disrupt supply of new affordable and market-rate housing; revised program could incentivize more mixed-income rental development targeting a wider range of low- and middle-income households.
Three Years Post-Sandy, Multifamily Housing in NYC and Other Urban Areas Remains Vulnerable to Flood
October 28th 2015
Three years after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City and the surrounding region, the housing stock in many urban coastal areas remains vulnerable to flooding, according to a report by the NYU Furman Center. The report illustrates the significant design and financial hurdles of retrofitting multifamily housing.
September 17th 2015
NYU Furman Center finds that metropolitan-area segregation is associated with
diminished social and economic mobility for both Blacks and Latinos.
June 10th 2015
NYU Furman Center report finds that between 2011 and 2014, the number of unregulated and rent-stabilized units affordable to low-income renters continued to decline; report explores whether a new tax benefit for unsubsidized buildings could help slow the loss of affordability in this stock.
May 13th 2015
NYU Furman Center report explores tradeoffs between leasing underdeveloped NYCHA land to generate revenue, create new affordable units, or achieve some portion of both.
May 5th 2015
NYU Furman Center also finds that new housing units and fewer people-per-unit have contributed to changes in New Yorkers’ experienced density.
March 26th 2015
City’s low-rent neighborhoods may not have sufficient market strength to justify high-density mixed-income development without other forms of subsidy; In high-rent neighborhoods, additional density is valuable and city can require affordable units without stifling development.
February 9th 2015
NYU Furman Center and Capitol One research finds rents outpaced inflation in many major U.S. cities, leaving low- and moderate-income renters more burdened by housing costs.
January 30th 2015
NYU Furman Center research finds large differences in the neighborhood environments experienced by different racial groups; these racial differences are amplified in more segregated metropolitan areas.
January 19th 2015
NYU Furman Center’s series, The Dream Revisited, marks one year as a forum for “slow debate” among leading scholars and practitioners on economic and racial segregation; Latest discussion explores how racial and economic segregation set the stage for the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
January 14th 2015
Subsidy program opt-outs have caused New York City to lose subsidized, affordable rental housing in neighborhoods with high-quality schools, lower crime rates, and greater access to jobs.
September 18th 2014
Foreclosure notices decreased in all boroughs from previous year, dropping 17.1 percent overall, according to NYU Furman Center’s Quarterly Housing Update.
September 16th 2014
New research shows that the designation of historic districts increases the value of properties surrounding districts; designation also increases value of properties within districts on average; however, there is no increase in relative price in Manhattan, where the property owners lose more valuable development rights.
August 13th 2014
New report details regulatory barriers to creating denser housing in U.S. cities.
August 5th 2014
Citywide, housing prices grew over 17 percent in the first quarter of 2014 over the previous year, according to NYU Furman Center's Quarterly Housing Update.
July 16th 2014
Barriers to implementing retrofits could threaten city's supply of affordable housing;
Building owners face difficult choice between up-front costs of retrofit investments or escalating flood insurance costs.
June 17th 2014
Citywide, rent-stabilized units house larger share of minority households, senior-led households, and low-income tenants than market-rate units.
May 28th 2014
NYU Furman Center report finds that, despite citywide gains, persistent disparities remain in the quality of life of neighborhoods where households of different incomes can afford to live.