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ANHD's Year in Review: 2022 Top Moments

December 7, 2022

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.

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ANHD is a leading voice in New York City’s community and economic development sectors, with nearly 50 years of experience in the field. In 2022 we expanded our impact and reach at the local, state and federal levels, and we are excited to share some of our top moments with you.

As you will read, ANHD’s work for and in collaboration with our 80+ members, and with the support of funders and government partners, has led to new ways we work as a city towards affordable housing goals, new on-ramps and support for professional organizers, new programs that stabilize and uplift merchants in COVID-hard hit neighborhoods, and so much more.

ANHD is proud of our growth internally and externally. We hope you will join us in celebrating the incremental and monumental changes we’ve helped advance and consider how we can continue driving change together in 2023.

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Together we can #BuildCommunityPower and advance thriving equitable communities that support all New Yorkers. 



  • ANHD secured its largest government grant, with the aim to advance city-wide merchant organizing in collaboration with 6 community-based organizations in low and moderate-income BIPOC neighborhoods. 
  • ANHD led a national push championing CRA reform, working with our members and allies to uplift ANHD’s anti-displacement priorities and advance racial equity through comment letters, meeting with leadership from OCC and FDIC, and co-authoring pivotal op-eds.
  • ANHD and Make the Road NY’s Right to a Roof advocacy prompted the Adams administration to release an integrated housing blueprint that centered on homelessness and public housing alongside preservation, development, and housing quality.
  • ANHD moved our annual conference series and centered it in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx, welcoming 350+ attendees from 85+ organizations, and directing 85% of our expenses to non-profits and Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).  
  • ANHD expanded and deepened sustainability programming, now offering targeted training and technical assistance on energy efficiency incentives and opportunities to nonprofit developer members. 
  • ANHD and the Right to Counsel Coalition launched the NYC Eviction Monitor, a real-time data tracker of the rate of legal representation for tenants in eviction cases and the rate of evictions in NYC and NYS. 
  • ANHD staff created a series of online training workshopss to help make the City’s new Equitable Development Data Explorer Tool more accessible for those working at the intersections of housing, economic, racial, and land use justice.
  • ANHD’s Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Fellowship welcomed its 11th fellow cohort to work on a diversity of housing and economic development projects, and we supported fellowship programs in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. 
  • ANHD published The State of Storefronts report, featuring groundbreaking research compiled with our members on the status of NYC's commercial corridors and business owners in predominantly BIPOC and immigrant neighborhoods. 
  • ANHD convened our members for an exclusive event with DCP Commissioner Dan Garodnick to discuss the Mayor’s “City of Yes” proposals, recognizing the key role land use will play in shaping NYC and the opportunity to advance a more affordable and equitable city.
  • ANHD broadened the impact of our Responsible Banking work, with Executive Director, Barika Williams’ appointments to the US Department of the Treasury’s inaugural Advisory Committee on Racial Equity, and to the expanded Consumer Protection Advisory Council for New York State Department of Financial Services. 
  • ANHD grew substantially, welcoming new staff, members, and allies, and by launching a new summer intern program.
  • ANHD successfully piloted our organizer Apprenticeship Program as part of the Center for Community Leadership, and we continue to actively rethink how we support community organizers, across all experience levels, in this challenging moment.
  • ANHD hosted the Council School to inform incoming council members and senior staff during an unprecedented turnover in NYC’s political transition. Electeds and staff from 24+ districts learned about land use and affordable housing development and principles that can advance justice and equity.
  • ANHD’s partnership with NCRC led to a major win in a Federal ruling to overturn Trump-era regulation that had exempted financial institutions from reporting mortgage lending data that is necessary to help combat redlining and other fair lending violations.
  • ANHD supported member organization RiseBoro Community Partnership, as they successfully defended their federal Right of First Refusal case, allowing mission-driven developers near and far to have a fair chance in fully owning their affordable housing stock.
  • ANHD produced critical education materials and trainings to inform the sector on issues like affordable housing, small business, industrial development, land use, responsible banking. New this year was an in-depth analysis of how AMI is calculated and hurts NYC's affordability levels. 
  • ANHD’s convening of and support for its Equitable Reinvestment Committee (ERC) helped form a new mobile credit union for underbanked communities; prevented a bank closure in the Bronx; and led to the introduction of a new bill, H.R. 8833, at the Congressional level referencing ANHD's CRA reform priorities.

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