Archive for Creating Aspirational Neighborhoods

CHPC Releases Neighborhood Stress Test

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CHPC has released a new report that sets a foundation for our Aspirational Neighborhoods initiative. The Neighborhood Stress Test identifies a method for policymakers to focus the attention and resources of government on the neighborhoods that need it most. In the process of developing this method, CHPC has also identified serious issues regarding the collection of data by public agencies that hamper government efforts to coordinate effective programs in those communities.

Aspirational Neighborhoods, our work to empower New York City neighborhoods to help their residents lift themselves out of poverty, seeks to support the efforts of the city …

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Steering the New Course: policy ideas for the new administration


CHPC’s Ideas for Housing and Land Use Policy in New York City

With so much political change in New York this year, we felt that it was important to set out our suggestions and priorities for housing and land use policy based on all of CHPC’s work over recent years. We always aim to be a resource for decision-makers inside and outside of government – to help them to understand NYC’s most pressing housing and neighborhood issues, think through the real impact of policy on the three-dimensional built environment, and map out realistic policy steps for …

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Creating Aspirational Communities

Last fall, Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) convened eleven experts on homeless policy, supportive housing, and community development for a roundtable discussion around Creating the Aspirational Community.

The goal was to engage in an open and meaningful conversation about how to more effectively help the homeless and those facing homelessness as New York City approaches new records in its shelter population.



Over the past 30 years, the number of homeless individuals in New York City has increased almost five-fold from approximately 7,500 in 1982 to over 36,000 in 2011. Families have experienced this increase even more acutely. In …

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