Our Work

The mission of ANHD is to build community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers.

As a coalition of community groups across New York City, we use research, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to support our members in their work to build equity and justice in their neighborhoods and citywide.

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Featured Work

Recent Blogs

June 15, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams' Housing Our Neighbors
We are thrilled that after years of ANHD-led advocacy, the Adams Administration has finally moved New York City away from the problematic affordable housing unit count goals of past housing plans. That metric led to a focus on so-called affordable housing solutions that simply chased after numbers instead of prioritizing the needs of struggling New Yorkers. Instead, we should be focusing on the outcomes our communities need – outcomes like ending homelessness, preventing displacement, eliminating rent burdens, and ensuring safe, healthy housing for all. In order to accomplish those goals, we need to look holistically at the full housing landscape in NYC, and we applaud the Administration for incorporating the full spectrum of housing, from homelessness to NYCHA to tenant protections to homeownership in the Housing Our Neighbors blueprint.
March 28, 2022
421-a is Not an Affordable Housing Program
The 421-a tax exemption, which has subsidized luxury housing development for decades, is currently set to sunset this year. Governor Hochul’s proposed replacement (485-w) proposal is a sugar-coated version of 421-a that is ultimately still a massive giveaway to luxury developers - not an affordable housing program. As we enter the final week of negotiations around the New York State budget, ANHD explores why we need to reject 485-w, let 421-a expire, and instead focus funding and policy on true affordable housing programs.

@ANHD 1️⃣ week left to share your ideas to activate #publicspace in your neighborhood! What will you design? A seasonal market that celebrates local food traditions Place-based signage to tell local histories Or anything else you dream up! Apply today: https://t.co/AsLp9U2vJN

@ANHD We’re looking forward to joining #tenant leaders & Andrea Shapiro of @met_council at the @HousingConCoord @WSNANYC 17th West Side Tenants’ Conference this Saturday, where @lucysblock will talk about how tenants can use DAP Portal if their building is sold! https://t.co/p1fe6xsl0v

@ANHD RT @tonyc_action: Thank you to @ANHDNYC for joining us last night to amplify the work of tenant organizing, right to council #rtcnyc, and t…

@ANHD ANHD and @MorganStanley teams came together at @theNYHC yesterday to celebrate our Fellowship program, now in its 11th year! Want to learn more about our Fellowship? Read about this year’s cohort: https://t.co/OOXunxUQVV https://t.co/dFS7Ez8uIx

@ANHD Join the New York Muslim Organizing Collective’s community event this Saturday, where ANHD Senior Campaign Organizer Will speaks on #housingjustice & #organizing! Register here: https://t.co/K9o44H8YWD

@ANHD We’re excited to attend @tonyc_action Rapid Response Troupe’s 1-800-KEEP-UR-CRIB production about #tenants’ rights, good cause #eviction, & the climate of #NYC rentals TONIGHT! Thank you for the invite! You can join us in person or remotely: https://t.co/VPkh35w6bc

@ANHD We’re #Hiring! Apply to lead ANHD’s policy and research to move forward more just and equitable housing and economic development policies in #NYC. Learn more here: https://t.co/K2K8ALXCnF https://t.co/tCyjINRdCZ

@ANHD TOMORROW at 10 AM! There’s still time to register: https://t.co/eb0MNWEngQ https://t.co/rSyt8Rmh5W

@ANHD Tomorrow is the second and final info session to learn about our new #PublicSpace Activation opportunity with @UDFNYC! When: 12 - 1 PM Where: Zoom RSVP by emailing rsvp@urbandesignforum.org! Check out the opportunity and your eligibility here: https://t.co/AsLp9TLsHN

@ANHD Today is National #GivingTuesday! It’s an opportunity for YOU to do good by contributing to nonprofit groups and organizations, including ANHD and our members. Consider supporting ANHD’s continued work in 2023 by donating today: https://t.co/UvSzJ5kZXd. https://t.co/W62VShReEd

@ANHD Happening this Wednesday! Save your spot today: https://t.co/tgeQeShbRW https://t.co/kgsF4Z4pZa

@ANHD If you missed #SmallBizSatNYC, here’s one last small biz for you to check out in Jackson Heights, where @ChhayaCDC is organizing merchants like Layla, owner of Ricky’s Cafe. Read more about our citywide efforts to #BuildMerchantPower here: https://t.co/rIy0EktPwM https://t.co/qd5BHLv6jr

@ANHD Check out the NYC Eviction Crisis Monitor here: https://t.co/BaeuADktRV

@ANHD “Until a few weeks ago, a precise tally of those falling through the cracks evaded public scrutiny. That changed when data analysts at ANHD and @RTCNYC released their live eviction crisis monitor” via @AbbieNehring @riverdalepress. #DefendRTC https://t.co/tUFa6Zzw6A

@ANHD Thanks for following along, and don’t forget to read our blog for more info on these efforts. We hope you’re inspired to talk to your local merchants this Small Business Saturday! https://t.co/rIy0EkLqok

@ANHD And @bronxfuture is working in East Tremont to #BuildMerchantPower with us too! This is a citywide, team effort, and we couldn’t do it without the merchants like those we’ve featured this week.

@ANHD .@ChhayaCDC and @AAFederation coordinate merchant organizing efforts in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst to support immigrant-owned businesses like Boba Fries, Yusuf Fabrics, and Nepali Banchha Ghar #SmallBizSatNYC #BuildMerchantPower

@ANHD REMA4US is rooted in the downtown Far Rockaway community, where merchants like Victor and Pauline come together to make their voices heard. #SmallBizSatNYC #BuildMerchantPower

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