United in our vision and determination, we call on New York City’s next mayor to launch an affordable housing plan of unprecedented scale and commit to the following:
Invest $4 billion per year to fund a comprehensive affordable housing plan, including:
- A racial equity strategy that starts to reverse centuries of racist housing policies and planning practices in New York City.
- $1.5 billion in annual investment into the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), matched by State funding, intended to fully restore the quality of NYC’s vital public housing stock.
- $2.5 billion in annual investment into affordable housing rental and homeownership opportunities, which would expand housing supply based on need and informed by data.
- $200 million per year in rental assistance matched by New York State.
- A significant reduction to homelessness and an overhaul of inter-agency coordination in order to streamline housing development and preservation, starting in City Hall
Adopt United for Housing’s guiding principles to shape NYC’s next housing plan:
- Confront and undo a legacy of systemic racial discrimination in housing.
- Prioritize preservation of public housing in a citywide affordable housing plan.
- Expand affordable housing supply through preservation and development.
- Improve housing affordability for the lowest income New Yorkers.
- Reduce homelessness through coordinated housing and homeless policy.