About Us

Our agenda is practical, not political. Our work always begins with questions, not answers. It is the data, our analysis, and its relevance to the real world, that drive our conclusions. Our goal is to help decision-makers, inside and outside of government. We map out realistic steps that can result in positive change.

We are a Council of leading professionals from every industry that shapes the residential built environment. We share the conviction that by working together we can promote solutions for the long-term progress of the city.

CHPC speaks as a trusted and impartial voice to improve housing for all New Yorkers.


CHPC’s mission, since 1937, is to develop and advance practical public policies by better understanding New York City’s most pressing housing and neighborhood needs across the five boroughs.


We are a 501(c)3 non-profit education organization that is fully reliant on private fundraising. Any donations are tax-deductible and eligible for CRA credit.