Introducing, a Hub for NYC’s Housing and Neighborhood Data

News & Events | December 9th 2016

Today, the NYU Furman Center is pleased to announce the launch of, a new online hub for New York City housing and neighborhoods data. standardizes datasets from a variety of city, state, and federal sources to present over 100 indicators describing New York City’s housing and neighborhoods. It is the city's most comprehensive resource for property-level subsidized housing information. 

Here are the key functions of Or, to see the site in action, watch the one-minute introductory video.

1. View the Subsidized Housing Database, which includes properties in New York City currently receiving a government subsidy.’s Subsidized Housing Database is the only publicly available, property-level database of New York City’s subsidized housing. Users can search by BBL or address, use the filters, or explore the map, and click on a property to view and download a detailed report, including subsidy expiration dates.

2. Access over 100 neighborhood indicators on housing markets, affordability, land use, demographics, and neighborhood conditions. includes data describing New Yorkers and the city’s neighborhoods. Select the year and the geography of an indicator to view as a map or download as a table.

3. Explore research produced by the NYU Furman Center. includes independent analysis by the NYU Furman Center, including CoreData Visualizations. New findings released today include:

  • Expiring Affordable Housing in New York City
    By 2020, the regulatory agreements governing 157 currently federally subsidized residential properties in New York City are set to expire; over the following decade, another 593 are set to expire. Read the analysis or view the interactive map >>
  • Newly Constructed Housing Units on the Rise in 2015
    Between 2014 and 2015, New York City saw a 7% increase in the number of completed residential units authorized for occupancy, marking the third straight year of gains. Read the analysis or view the interactive map >> is both an update and an expansion of the NYU Furman Center’s Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP), which launched in 2011. As with SHIP, allows users to search for currently subsidized properties in the city and identify properties at risk of exiting from affordability restrictions. is a free, publicly available resource. The tool was funded by New York City Council, with additional support from Capital One, and developed by Applied Geographics. is maintained and updated regularly by the NYU Furman Center. 


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Webinar Briefing: March 8, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST | Listen to the recording >>
NYU Furman Center will present a webinar briefing on to provide an overview of the site’s data resources and functionality. In the meantime, explore the User Guide.

Testimonials: “Investing in means that Council Members across the five boroughs will now be able to actively engage in tracking and preserving affordable housing units throughout their districts.This will provide increased transparency in the complex landscape of affordable housing in New York City, and be a crucial resource for the staff and task forces that we rely on to make recommendations for agreements and restrictions affecting future supply." -City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Read more >>

Press Release: NYU Furman Center Launches, NYC's Housing & Neighborhood Data Hub (December 9, 2016)

Media Contact: Shannon Moriarty, [email protected], 212-998-6492

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