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State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2021

The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, published annually by the NYU Furman Center, provides a compendium of data and analysis about New York City’s housing, land use, demographics, and quality of life for each borough and each of the city’s 59 community districts.

The report is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.

This year’s report includes the following:

2021 Focus on the Geography of New Housing

This year’s Focus explores the geography of new market-rate and income-restricted multifamily housing built over the last decade. It examines the number of completed market-rate and income-restricted units, as well as the level of income targeting, and the form of subsidy the units received. It also analyzes the characteristics of the neighborhoods where income-restricted and market-rate units were built, considers the relationship between new development and rezonings, and explores the extent to which new units were built in the floodplain.

Citywide Analysis

This section provides a broad, longitudinal analysis of New York City’s housing and neighborhoods. The chapter is divided into three parts: New Yorkers and neighborhoods; renters and their homes; and homeowners and their homes.

Citywide Data and Neighborhood Data Profiles

These sections provide current and historical statistics for housing, neighborhood, and socioeconomic indicators for New York City and all its boroughs and community districts.



Ruben Anguiano
Elisabeth Appel
Todd Baker
Greg Baltz
Anna Benoit
Isabella Black
Ryan Brenner
Hannah Gorman
Jennah Gosciak
Janelle Jack
Noah Kazis
Julia Konrad
Olivia Lee
Ellie Lochhead
Emma Maniere
Charles McNally
Kayla Merriweather
Liz Miller
Matthew Murphy
Aashika Nagarajan
Bethany O’Neill
Andrew Paraiso
Hayley Raetz
J.R. Reed
Jessica Saab
Patrick Spauster
Betty Wang
Mark A. Willis
Iris Zhao

Faculty Directors

Vicki Been
Ingrid Gould Ellen
Katherine M. O'Regan




Project Directors

Elisabeth Appel
Ryan Brenner
Hayley Raetz

Focus Authors

Hayley Raetz
Ingrid Gould Ellen
Matthew Murphy

Special Thanks

Maxwell Austensen
Michael Bierman
Hannah Gorman
Derek Hogue
Andrew Paraiso
Patrick Spauster


We are grateful for the New York City Council's support of CoreData.nyc.

The NYU Furman Center would like to thank the following people, whose leadership, advice, and support are invaluable:

Andrew Hamilton
New York University

Sherry A. Glied
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University

Trevor Morrison
New York University School of Law

The NYU Furman Center Board of Advisors