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 14, 2016
As the Administration's proposal for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) moves towards a vote, the City Council has taken up their role to modify and improve the final proposal. Community groups know that local residents in low-income neighborhoods are correct to ask the question "Affordable for whom?", and that some of the promised housing must be guaranteed where the need for housing and the fear of displacement is greatest.
Blog
March 8, 2016
The de Blasio Administration has made a major commitment to preserve and expand the City's industrial sector, a key source of good jobs throughout the five boroughs, and an important part of the Mayor's forwarding-thinking vision for equitable economic development. With low barriers to entry and real career pathways, industrial and manufacturing jobs, whose average wages are twice that of the retail sector, are a crucial avenue of opportunity and equitable economic development for low-income communities.
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
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
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.

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