Overview

Publicly owned land is an invaluable and increasingly scarce resource in New York City. ANHD and our member organizations have been working to ensure that the City designates its public land to be used in the public’s interest, in perpetuity, and with both local and citywide needs in mind.

The Project

Public site development presents a critical opportunity to offset speculation and gentrification, helping to stabilize communities and provide affordable housing and other spaces that meet community and citywide needs.

Rather than sell public sites to profit-driven developers, the City should be putting public land into the hands of non-profit and community-controlled entities, whose missions align with the goal of ensuring that the land be used for the public’s benefit. Additionally, the City should be using public land to meet goals such as deep and permanent affordability, which can be more difficult to accomplish on private sites where the City has less control.

ANHD and our member groups are working with city agencies who own public sites to make reforms to the RFP eligibility and selection criteria in a way that recognizes and affirms the strengths that mission-driven developers bring to the development process.

Recents Blogs and Media

Blog
March 7, 2018
The City released its initial findings for the 2017 Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) this week, which is conducted every three years to comply with rent regulation laws. This rich data and research resource gives us the only comprehensive look at New York City’s housing market and building conditions.
Blog
January 23, 2018
Photo via The New York Times Magazine
It’s been hard to ignore the state of New York City’s subway of late, both in the news and in our daily (painful) existence.
Blog
January 18, 2018
Jerome Rezoning
On Wednesday morning the City Planning Commission (CPC) voted to approve the proposed rezoning of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. As the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) has highlighted throughout this process, this rezoning continues to move forward despite consistent and clear demands from the community that the City reconsider and adjust.

Related Resources

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An analysis of the de Blasio housing plan using newly available data to evaluate what was built, and the impact of the growing role of for-profit affordable housing developers.
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ANHD’s new map shows the areas where MIH serving below 40% AMI is most critical for the local residents
Testimony calling on the City Council to revise the Administration's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing proposal to address the deeper affordability levels needed to meet the full range of incomes and neighborhoods across the City.
Testimony calling on the City Council to revise the Administration's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing proposal to address the deeper affordability levels needed to meet the full range of incomes and neighborhoods across the City.
An analysis of the City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing proposal evaluating the cost of "deep affordability" to the developer, and the need to provide true affordability to meet the needs of NYC's residents.
Testimony before the City Planning Commission with support and suggested improvements of the Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendment
An analysis of the City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing proposal and the need to provide true affordability to meet the needs of NYC's residents.

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