In the Media

CHPC’s expertise has been valued for over 70 years and our non-partisan analysis and opinion features widely in the media. You can read all of our latest press mentions here.

October 26, 2017 - by ipadmin - 

Bluestone Organization among big winners at NYSAFAH Excellence Awards

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) has announced the winners of its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing. Congratulations to our Executive Director, Jerilyn Perine who was named Executive of the Year. READ MORE

June 8, 2017 - by ipadmin - 

Co-Living Project Developer Ollie Seeks Institutional Funds and Expansion

Co-living apartments are expected to become more prevalent in the near future. Companies such as Ollie are developing and  managing buildings where renters double and triple up with roommates in share suites. According to Sarah Watson, Deputy Director of Citizens Housing & Planning Council "Co-living is extremely prevalent in the informal housing market in New York City." READ MORE

May 19, 2017 - by ipadmin - 

Return of the S.R.O., With a Twist

Commenting on this article for the Times, CHPC Deputy Director Sarah Watson noted that "while S.R.O.s remain highly stigmatized, “there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the layout of an S.R.O., the problem was management and money and a whole lot of people in poverty put together,” she said. “It wasn’t design."   READ MORE

February 21, 2017 - by ipadmin - 

Legalizing basement conversions could ease NYC’s housing squeeze

New York City, like other major U.S. metros, is drumming up initiatives in an attempt resolve a severe shortage of affordable homes as demand has grown rapidly and prices continue to soar. The shortage of low- and middle-income housing could be alleviated by legalizing the conversion of basements into apartments, according to a report by the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, which noted that between 10,000 and 38,000 basement units could be converted under the initiative without changing the city's Zoning Resolution. READ MORE

Featured Event

Making Room Exhibition

Opening on November 18th 2017, Making Room: Housing for a Changing America is an exhibition organized with the National Building Museum in Washington DC in partnership with Resource Furniture and Clei.

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