How Widespread is Abuse of the Individual Apartment Improvement Increase Loophole?

The Individual Apartment Improvement (IAI) rent increase loophole is an under-examined mechanism that allows landlords to collect a significant, permanent rent increase on a vacant apartment in return for making physical improvements to that apartment. The landlord lobby argues that the IAI system is an appropriate way of improving the quality of the housing stock by encouraging landlords to make modest physical improvements on vacant units before they are rented out again.

Black and Latino Borrowers Locked Out of Homeownership in New York City, New Data and Analysis Shows

A new analysis by the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) of lending data released last month under the federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) sheds light on the overall state of the home mortgage market in New York City.

A New Era of NYC Affordable Housing Policy? Analyzing the Mayor's Housing Plan

A five part blog series analyzing Housing New York, the Mayor’s new ten-year plan for affordable housing development, chapter-by-chapter.

The Next Sub-Prime Loan Crisis: How Predatory Equity Investment is Undermining New York’s Affordable Multi-Family Rental Housing

Describes the new phenomenon of “predatory equity” and explored one serious problem with this investment strategy – the destruction of affordable rental housing through aggressive harassment of tenants.

Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning: Ensuring Affordability is a part of New York City’s Future

ANHD sets a new policy for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning to increase from 20% to 30%

The Community Reinvestment Act, Bank Reinvestment, and the Opportunity of Equitable Economic Development in New York City

As the new City Administration makes important policy choices to shape a new economic development policy, ANHD has released a new white paper to help demystify the economic development category of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and encourage effective partnerships and activities by banks, regulators, government officials, nonprofits and for-profit developers.

How Much Did the Real Estate Industry Benefit in the Bloomberg Years?

In exchange for developments valued at $7.8 billion, the real estate industry produced a paltry 2,800 affordable units in re-zoned areas.

What has Inclusionary Zoning meant for MANHATTAN COMMUNITY BOARD 11?

ANHD crunches the numbers on prior losses, and potential gains of affordable housing for Manhattan’s CB 11.

What has Inclusionary Zoning meant for Queens Community Board 1?

ANHD crunches the numbers on prior losses, and potential gains of affordable housing for Queen’s CB 1.

What has Inclusionary Zoning meant for Brooklyn Community Board 7?

ANHD crunches the numbers on prior losses, and potential gains of affordable housing for Brooklyn’s CB 7.