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    Research & Policy

    Gentrification And The Health Of Low-Income Children In New York City

    September 4th 2019 | Gabe Friedman

    Gentrification is one of the most loaded terms in urbanism—its very definition subject to intense analysis and variation. While many agree that community reinvestment and revitalization may bring certain benefits—increased safety, greater access to high-quality schools, and enhanced economic opportunity—critics fear that rapidly-changing neighborhoods erode local cultures, hike rents, and displace long-time residents. As debate continues to grow about gentrification and its consequences, it is critical to examine the evidence about the relationship of rapid neighborhood change to the well-being of residents. Read more »

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    Policy Minute: New York City Public Housing

    August 22nd 2019

    As New York works to preserve and stabilize its public housing, this Policy Minute explores related research, recent developments, and viewpoints. Read more »

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    Research & Policy

    Proposed Legislation Expands Private Activity Bond Recycling

    July 9th 2019 | Mark Willis, Luis Hernandez

    As the nation grapples with an affordable housing crisis, a recently proposed bipartisan bill aims to address the shortage of affordable housing by expanding and strengthening the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019 will reportedly create 1.9 million additional affordable housing units over the next decade. The new proposal includes a simple tweak that the NYU Furman Center wrote about previously which has the potential to significantly expand financing for affordable housing in New York and across the country. Read more »

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    Data Updates

    Updates from CoreData and Directory of Housing Programs

    June 24th 2019 | Luis Hernandez

    The NYU Furman Center released data updates related to CoreData.nyc and the Directory of NYC Housing Programs. A few weeks ago, our annual data refresh updated all of the neighborhood indicators on CoreData. We also added new data categories and visualizations on elementary school diversity. Read more »

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    News & Events

    Panel Discussion: The Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools (Video)

    June 20th 2019

    On May 28th, the NYU Furman Center hosted nearly 300 guests for By the Numbers: The Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools, highlighting key findings from a new Furman Center analysis of racial differences in elementary school enrollment patterns and the relationship of school diversity to changing neighborhood demographics. The Chapter was released in conjunction with the Furman Center’s annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2018 report. Read more »

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    Does Gentrification Displace Poor Children? New Evidence from New York City Medicaid Data

    June 18th 2019 | Alexis Captanian

    A new working paper, “Does Gentrification Displace Poor Children? New Evidence from New York City Medicaid Data” helps to determine gentrification’s impact on the frequency and distance of low-income families’ residential moves, as well as the housing and neighborhood conditions in which they live. Using longitudinal New York City Medicaid records, the authors track the movement and compare the outcomes of low-income children from 2009 through 2015, a seven-year period in which the city experienced high levels of gentrification. Read more »

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    State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2018

    May 28th 2019

    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 the city’s 59 community districts. Indicators are available for download on CoreData.nyc. Read more »

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    REPORT: Uneven Progress in School Diversity as New York City’s Neighborhoods Experience Change

    May 28th 2019

    A new report from the NYU Furman Center, The Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools, examines the racial and ethnic diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and public elementary schools. The report finds evidence of progress—for example, the concentration of racial and ethnic groups has grown less extreme over the past 12 years for Black, Hispanic, and white students. Read more »

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    Research & Policy

    How NYCHA Preserves Diversity in New York’s Changing Neighborhoods.

    April 30th 2019

    A new fact brief published by the NYU Furman Center outlines the critical role that the public housing plays in preserving racial, ethnic, and economic diversity in the city’s gentrifying and higher-income neighborhoods. The brief builds on previous work by the NYU Furman Center outlining NYCHA’s outsized role in housing the lowest-income New Yorkers. That crucial role in the affordable housing landscape combined with the geographic distribution of public housing developments in gentrifying neighborhoods means that many of the city’s neighborhoods owe their diversity to NYCHA’s public housing developments. Read more »

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    The Potential of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmative Mandate and HUD’s AFFH Rule

    April 25th 2019

    NYU Furman Center Faculty Director Katherine O’Regan and NYU Furman Center Distinguished Fellow Ken Zimmerman recently published an article in the journal Cityscape, examining The Potential of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmative Mandate and HUD’s AFFH Rule. The article reviews the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as well as HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and reflects on the ongoing barriers to fair housing. Read more »