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
December 10, 2018
Residents already have the solution: enact their community-created plan to ensure long-term protections for the neighborhood
Blog
October 18, 2018
The Two Bridges community and its representatives - including Council Member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer - came out in force to the City Planning Commission (CPC) hearing yesterday to express their opposition to the four megatowers proposed for development along the East River waterfront.

Related Resources

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.
A district-by-district analysis of what was lost, gained and remaining in affordable housing in areas rezoned for Vountary Inclusionary Housing under Mayor Bloomberg
An analysis of affordable housing production in 2015/16 based on Albany's 421a tax break decision
A comparative analysis of the Albany proposals for rent law reform & 421a developer's tax break legislation
An analysis of the 421a Developer’s Tax Break including a community-by-community analysis of all the properties that received this tax break in 2013.
A first-ever community-by-community look to determine where the 421a tax breaks have been awarded.
A breakdown of the problems with the 421a Tax Break for housing developers – and recommended solutions.

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