Overview

ANHD’s Rezoning Technical Assistance program provides strategic and technical support for community groups engaged in campaigns around large-scale 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 toprovide 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 neighborhoods we have worked in include East New York, Jerome Avenue, Gowanus, Stapleton, Bushwick, Chinatown/Two Bridges, Southern Boulevard, and Long Island City – and we continue to seek to provide support wherever possible.

Related Resources

A comparative analysis of the Albany proposals for rent law reform & 421a developer's tax break legislation
A breakdown of the problems with the 421a Tax Break for housing developers – and recommended solutions.
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.
An analysis of prior losses, and potential gains of affordable housing for Queen’s CB 1.
An analysis of prior losses, and potential gains of affordable housing for Manhattan’s CB 11.
An analysis of the potential impact of replacing the City's Voluntary Inclusionary Zoning policy with a new Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Policy
An analysis of prior losses, and potential gains of affordable housing for Brooklyn’s CB 7.
An in-depth analysis of the opportunity of Mandatory Inclusinary Housing, and what has been lost in the current Voluntary Inclusionary Housing policy.

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