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 RT @EmilyAssembly: Good morning from @stnicksalliance where @NewYorkStateAG @TishJames is announcing a $1.75 million settlement with Ink Pr…

@ANHD RT @AmerBanker: Regulators must create affirmative obligations for banks to fairly and equitably serve BIPOC people and communities, argue…

@ANHD In The News Can bank-starved Bronx communities finally cash in after decades of redlining and mass closures? via @bronxtimes (featuring ANHD data) https://t.co/wWSiCZ8ffu

@ANHD RT @BankThink: While we recognize the immense value of the CRA as a tool to bring resources to the communities we serve, it has not lived u…

@ANHD RT @CVHaction: Free courses alert! These courses from @CityCollegeNY @cpowellschool are open to members, organizers, & staff of NYC housing…

@ANHD One tenant at a time. #BuildCommunityPower https://t.co/PQEofnorrS https://t.co/wPrdMAbgE2

@ANHD Special thanks to our Equitable Reinvestment Committee (ERC) members: @bkcianyc @ChhayaCDC @CooperSq @IMPACCTBrooklyn @TakerootNYC @WHEDcoSpeaks and many more. Learn more about this committee here: https://t.co/r2tZMyIqHR 4/4

@ANHD Visit the ANHD website for letter samples and prompts to take action on #CRAreform: https://t.co/r2tZMyIqHR 3/4

@ANHD "What's at stake now is a new rule that remains race-blind and doesn't live up to its intended purpose of preventing #redlining." cc: @USOCC @fdicgov @federalreserve Now is the time to change that - comment by August 5th! 2/4

@ANHD Op-ed by @ANHDNYC’s @barikaXw and @calreinvest’s Paulina Gonzalez-Brito in @AmerBanker... "An anti-redlining law that doesn't address redlining — that is the legacy of the CRA." #CommunityReinvestmentAct https://t.co/Q9YOocjxHt 1/4

@ANHD RT @juliej_won: Special thanks to @ANHDNYC and @caaav @wqclt and so many other community partners for their support and insights as we draf…

@ANHD Learn more about ANHD's land use justice work: https://t.co/AWCDhDmsCv 4/4

@ANHD In the absence of citywide systemic change, setting community principles is an important step that historically marginalized communities can take to assert more power in the land use process. 3/4 cc: @caaav

@ANHD Kudos to @CMJulieWon for taking a proactive approach and putting herself and her constituents back in the driver's seat. Ultimately, NYC really needs to be doing comprehensive, proactive, equity-focused planning at the citywide and local levels. 2/4

@ANHD Thanks for sharing! https://t.co/j1bUve6bIv

@ANHD Congratulations! We can only imagine the hidden gems you will discover in East Harlem. https://t.co/uHXOshKjPF

@ANHD RT @CVHaction: TONIGHT! Phone & text bank with us We're building power with people of color across New York for our #SummerOfPower. J…

@ANHD Interested in a career in #affordablehousing and #communitydevelopment? Want to learn more about the field and job opportunities? Register today to speak with our expert practitioners from @HabitatNYC_WC, @RiseboroNYC and Infinite Horizons LLC: https://t.co/LEJp0Hm15k https://t.co/USQn5dunUh

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