Benjamin Dulchin
Executive Director

Benjamin.D@anhd.org

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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

Blog
March 7, 2016
The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Make the Road New York, and New York Communities for Change are calling on the City Council to withhold support for any Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) proposal that does not guarantee affordable housing that truly meet the needs of our communities. Community groups and local residents have made it clear that the Mayor's proposal does not go deep enough, and must be amended to include a "deep affordability option."
Blog
March 7, 2016
The City Council is getting set to consider major zoning legislation in the next few weeks. As negotiations between the Council and the Administration shape the final proposals, addressing the affordability crisis must be at the center of the policy. With so many zoning proposals in the news and before the Council, it is important that each proposal be understood on own its merits.
Blog
January 21, 2016
A January 19th New York Times’ article– With Plan for Greenpoint Hospital, Neighbors May Finally Get Their Way– examines the long and difficult history of a major affordable housing development site in Williamsburg. The story behind this hulking, abandoned hospital site dates back to the early 1970s, when the neighborhood worked to  turn the tide of abandonment and decay in their  embattled community.
Blog
January 15, 2016
"The failure to reach a deal to continue the 421a developer tax break will have a significant impact on the construction of new market-rate housing. It will also have a substantial impact on Mayor de Blasio's laudable affordable housing development housing goals."

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