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

March 13, 2023
ANHD applauds the New York Department of Financial Services for taking the necessary steps to close Signature Bank, whose predatory and speculative practices led to unsafe living conditions, harassment, and displacement of tenants, and you can learn more about ANHD’s long-standing criticisms and efforts to hold banks accountable, as well as the need to strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act, by reading our full blog post.
January 19, 2023
ANHD’s video modules and activities on how to use the City’s Equitable Development Data Explorer (EDDE) will help New Yorkers understand and advocate for their community needs when it comes to affordable housing, capital investment, and land use.
December 7, 2022
2022 ANHD Year in Review
Check out ANHD’s 2022 top moments, including supporting the organizing movement, advancing the revision and creation of programs for deep, permanent and safe affordable housing, and driving equitable economic development.

@ANHD Eviction filings skyrocketed since 2021 and were highest in predominantly POC communities. Read more here: https://t.co/jv7TSqH8Xu #HousingRiskChart https://t.co/j8cRJwRtkH

@ANHD RT @CityLimitsNews: “This year’s process, while a good step forward, does not go far enough to ensure that the city can incorporate the fin…

@ANHD RT @CityLimitsNews: Many who testified at the hearing commended the commission for its nascent efforts at democracy & accountability. The…

@ANHD (5/5) We call on @NYCCouncil to pass Resolutions 499 and 345 in support of these state bills.

@ANHD (4/5) We call on @NYSenDems @NYSA_Majority State to pass Statewide Right to Counsel (A1493 / S2721) & Defend RTC (S3254 / A4993), which strengthens and expands NYC’s right to counsel law.

@ANHD (3/5) We call on @NYCMayor to fully fund RTC so legal services organizations can retain, train, and hire staff and fully fund Local Law 53 so tenants know about and can use their right to counsel.

@ANHD (2/5) We call on the Chief Judge to issue an administrative order to pause all cases until tenants have attorneys. @NYSCourtsNews

@ANHD Yesterday, ANHD Executive Director Barika Williams & Senior Campaign Organizer Will Depoo testified on Signature Bank’s collapse and what can be done to prevent future bank failures in NY. Read the full testimony here: https://t.co/FUt8khjVv4 https://t.co/pMIXQLzIX4

@ANHD ICYMI: Our Senior Research and Data Associate Lucy Block was on @BronxnetTV with @Chantelj79 to talk about ANHD’s Citywide Merchant Organizing Project, #CommercialRents, and how best to preserve local economies in the #Bronx. Watch the episode here: https://t.co/OVT1vzHd1X https://t.co/Y6SbBrMq2g

@ANHD RT @emma_a_whitford: I first heard about rent-impairing violations last fall. Today, I've got a feature on a 1965 state law that gives tena…

@ANHD RT @BronxnetTV: On this week's BronxTalk with Gary Axelbank, Lucy Block of @ANHDNYC and Assemblymember Chantel Jackson (@Chantelj79), who i…

@ANHD RT @BronxnetTV: @ANHDNYC analyzed storefront rents in NYC and found that they’ve risen by an average of 10% in the past year, with the high…

@ANHD RT @VOCALNewYork: BREAKING: City Council passes legislation to strengthen CITYFHEPS! “These bills are essential for fulfilling the potenti…

@ANHD RT @RTCNYC: Tenants’ right to counsel is under attack. And we’re fighting back! Check out our FAQ to understand what’s happening and what w…

@ANHD RT @NYCProgressives: We thank @NYCSpeakerAdams and the prime sponsors for their leadership on these critical bills. These milestone reform…

@ANHD The CityFHEPS bills passed today will eliminate unnecessary hurdles faced by NYers in shelters trying to find permanent housing & help prevent more from becoming homeless. Thank you to @NYCSpeakerAdams for taking responsible action to help #endhomelessness & ensure #RightToARoof. https://t.co/LJxwGLlEL3

@ANHD We are here today urging the @NYCCouncil to pass the CityFHEPS package of bills. These bills will play a critical role in strengthening the effectiveness of housing vouchers for NYers. #RightToARoof #HomelessCrisis #Housing @MaketheRoadNY @CSSNYorg @VOCALNewYork @LegalAidNYC https://t.co/CxioY2ykHM

@ANHD RT @CSSNYorg: Today, @nyccouncil has an opportunity to act on the urgency of this moment and address our housing crisis. We must take ac…

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