Where policy meets practice.

CHPC New York
Our Mission

CHPC’s mission, since 1937, is to develop and advance practical public policies that support the housing stock of the city by better understanding New York’s most pressing housing and neighborhood needs.

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Making Room

MAKING ROOM is CHPC's flagship research project looking at how demographic change is affecting 'the household' and how housing typologies can to evolve to keep up.

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Hidden Housing: Basement Apartment Legalization

Read our new study quantifying the number of potential basements that could become apartments in NYC and setting out suggestions for how this could happen

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programs & events

Our new exhibition now open at the National Building Museum in D.C.

gems from the archive

Gems from the Archive: CHPC Surveys the Mayoral Candidates...in 1977


CHPC welcome a new Executive Director!


Keep a rental building alive for 15 years by playing our new web game - Life of a Building

Housing Informatics

We are dedicated to making our research accessible to people so that it can be put to work solving the complex problems that face the housing stock. To achieve this, we are developing the field of Housing Informatics: collecting, analyzing, organizing, communicating and presenting data and information digitally so that it can be better utilized for the service of housing policy, housing development, housing management, and community development.

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Programs & Events

Night at the Museum 2017 - See more pictures here!


Support CHPC

Your contribution will provide critical support for our research and education work, which shape key policies to improve housing throughout the city.