Archive for Events

All About Basements!

Can we boost our housing supply with basement apartments?


Join us at a launch breakfast for CHPC’s new study on BASEMENT APARTMENT LEGALIZATION to find out!

With very special guest MARY-ANNE BEDARD,
Housing Stability Policy & Strategic Investments of the City of Toronto

Join the Citizens Housing and Planning Council on Thursday February 16th for third installment of our Beds Books & Basements civic dialogue series.  CHPC and featured guest, Mary-Anne Bedard, will discuss the need for flexible housing typologies in our cities and consider opportunities and challenges that each city faces in developing one such type—basement apartment conversions …

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Life of a Building Launch

How can we save our old rental housing?

Join us to launch our new game that challenges you to keep a 20-unit pre-war building in good financial and physical condition for 15 years. Bring your ideas and experience to this interactive discussion and help save this housing for future generations.

We would also like to introduce our panelists:

Rick Gropper, Camber Property Group

Michael T. Rooney, MDG Design + Construction, LLC

Walter Roberts, Hope Community, Inc

Jerilyn Perine, Moderator, Citizens Housing & Planning Council


Special thanks to JPMorgan Chase and our co-sponsor, NYSAFAH.


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Beds, Books, & Basements



Beds, Books, & Basements is a four-part civic conversation series engaging a select audience in provocative topics, new research, and ideas that will help shape and inform public policy.


Books: highlighting two books: The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Moore and Welcome to You World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives by Sarah Williams Goldhagen

Natalie Moore’s new book, South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, has provided fresh insight into the impacts of segregation in housing from the perspective of one who grew up in the black …

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CHPC Joins John Jay Panel on Housing and Criminal Justice

CHPC Executive Director relates the basic values of providing housing at a CUNY John Jay panel. Photo: Erin Burns-MaineCHPC Executive Director relates the basic values of providing housing at a CUNY John Jay panel. Photo: Erin Burns-Maine


CHPC was pleased to have Executive Director Jerilyn Perine take part in a conference at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice on October 27, 2016. The event, titled Excluded: A Dialogue on Safe, Supportive, and Affordable Housing for People with Justice System Involvement, followed a structure from the needs this population to the problems they face upon reentry to tangible policy solutions.

As the event’s organizers wrote in their introductory notes, “Everyone deserves a safe, stable place to …

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Buy Tickets Today! – A Night at the Museum


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We are sure you have a lot to talk about…

Join us as we offer exclusive access to the incredible exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York! Be reminded of the wonderful history of New York as a city founded on the strength and value of immigrants at the NY Core exhibition. Take a trip through the evolving history of our Zoning Resolution in the Mastering the Metropolis exhibition.  And celebrate the influence of the LGBT community on the arts and culture of NYC in Gay Gotham.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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CHPC Holds Summer Movie Night

CHPC's Night at the Movies, at Resource FurnitureCHPC’s Night at the Movies, at Resource Furniture

CHPC held its first ever Night at the Movies on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Donald Albrecht, curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York, joined CHPC Executive Director Jerilyn Perine to discuss the role and relationship of housing to film. Our friends at Resource Furniture hosted the event at their showroom in Midtown Manhattan.

A crowd of roughly 50 gathered at Resource’s lovely space to mingle over wine and movie-theater snacks before the talk began. Albrecht then discussed his two selections of 1930s films: Susan Lenox

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