Overview

ANHD’s Rezoning Technical Assistance program provides dedicated strategic and technical support for community groups engaged in campaigns around large-scale neighborhood rezonings. The language and processes of rezonings are often confusing, disempowering, and exclusionary. ANHD’s work helps ensure that marginalized community members have the knowledge and power to exert control over land use decisions and their impacts.

The Project

When residents of marginalized communities have control over land use decisions, the future of their neighborhood can be shaped by the needs and priorities of those who live there instead of by the dictates of real estate developers and the private market.

 

ANHD works with a consortium of partner organizations to provide community groups with the data, policy, political and procedural knowledge and tools they need to engage the City and our elected representatives on an equal footing to advance their own local vision for their communities.

The current neighborhoods we are working in include East New York, Jerome Avenue, Gowanus, Stapleton, Bushwick, Chinatown/Two Bridges, Southern Boulevard, and Long Island City.

Recent Blogs and Media

Blog
July 10, 2018
The Inwood Rezoning – What Ever Happened to “First Do No Harm”?
Blog
April 12, 2018
The Jerome Avenue rezoning passed the City Council at the end of March, despite widespread community opposition to the very end. 92 blocks of Jerome Avenue and some cross streets have now been rezoned from primarily auto uses and manufacturing to high density residential districts.

Related Resources

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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
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A analysis of the City's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing "Market Study", including the gaps in the City's analysis.
A infographic breaking down the City's new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing proposal.

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