About Us

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ANHD builds community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers. As a member organization 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 city-wide. We believe housing justice is economic justice is racial justice.

ANHD values justice, equity and opportunity. We believe in the importance of movement-building that centers marginalized communities in our work.

Since our founding in 1974, ANHD has been helping to make New York City’s community development and grassroots neighborhood-based groups among the most effective in the country by providing comprehensive training, robust capacity-building and apprenticeship programs, and high-impact policy research.

ANHD’s non-profit members have built over 123,000 units of affordable housing in our city’s most distressed neighborhoods; worked directly with tenants and homeowners to save thousands of at-risk affordable apartments and homes; and consistently shaped the housing and economic development policy landscape to better meet the needs of low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.

Today, ANHD is committed to serving our member organizations and the causes they fight for, as they work in some of New York City's most marginalized, distressed, and struggling neighborhoods, directly touching the lives of approximately 450,000 low- and middle-income New Yorkers annually.