Benjamin Dulchin
Executive Director


212-747-1117, ext. 17

Benjamin Dulchin is the Executive Director.  Benjamin is committed to NYC’s activist community development movement, and has been a housing and community organizer for twenty-six years.  Since becoming Executive Director, Benjamin has expanded the scope of ANHD’s work, led research and advocacy campaigns on key issues to change the landscape of NYC housing policy, shaped ANHD’s bank reinvestment research and advocacy, led ANHD’s new focus on equitable economic development, and expanded the capacity-building programs that ANHD provides for our membership. Benjamin’s dog is grumpy, but his two children are not.

Benjamin's Blogs

September 7, 2016
August is usually a quiet time for City policy news, but this past month two zoning and affordable housing struggles made headlines. One was the decision by Upper Manhattan Councilmember Rodriguez to block a vote on the proposed Sherman Plaza housing development, the other was a decision by Queens Councilmember Van Bramer to block a vote on the proposed Barnett Avenue affordable housing development in Sunnyside.
June 17, 2016
The New York State budget passed on April 1st made a historic $2 billion funding commitment to take on the state's worsening affordable housing and homeless crisis. This was an important step, but the funding cannot be released and the work actually begin until our representatives in Albany agree to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for this funding. 
May 20, 2016
ANHD is very pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Class of the Morgan Stanley/ANHD Community Development Fellowship.The Fellowship is designed to increase the capacity of New York City's community development organizations and to create a pipeline for the next generation of community development leaders. 
March 25, 2016
New York City residents know that housing development decisions are best made at the local level of government. But the recent New York State Executive Budget proposed two changes that would have the unintended effect of undermining effective affordable housing production by creating a new level of decision-making oversight for one of the main tools used to finance affordable housing development.
March 18, 2016
The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development has been the leading organization calling for a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) policy because we believe that the City needs a new baseline for how affordable housing gets built in all communities. Yesterday the City Council announced the negotiated MIH policy that will be voted out of Council Committee today. This will be the strongest Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program in the country and ANHD believes it is deserving of support.