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Over 49,000 units of affordable hosing were financed using tax-exempt private activity bonds in New York City between 2005 and 2013. It is a critical resource for the development of affordable housing in our city, yet one that remains a bit of a mystery for many in the development community.

CHPC’s study Pump Up The Volume took the first deep look at the use of tax-exempt private activity bonds and proposed a series of recommendations to improve the allocation of bonds to support housing development. For those who just need of a simple explanation on what are tax-exempt private activity …

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CHPC Holiday Event Held at MCNY

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On Tuesday, December 15, CHPC held its annual fall party at the Museum of the City of New York. Over 100 people attended the event to socialize, relax, and celebrate the accomplishments of 2015. Attendees enjoyed access to all of the museum’s current exhibitions, including the Jacob Riis photography retrospective and the Affordable New York exhibit on the history of housing in the city. You can view the photos from the event on our Facebook page. 

CHPC was happy to honor the museum’s outgoing director, Susan Henshaw Jones. Through her leadership, CHPC and the museum forged a strong …

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Building Envelope Primer

As the City Planning Commission hearing on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendment approaches tomorrow, do you still find yourself unsure about why they are proposing changes to the “building envelope”?

If you have 9 minutes free, why not watch a summary of CHPC’s Building Envelope Conundrum study that highlighted some of the zoning issues that the text change is attempting to solve.

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Annual Winter Night at the Museum Party!

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Tickets are now on sale for CHPC’s Annual NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Winter Party!

Join us for exclusive evening access to all of the current exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York including Affordable New York: a Housing Legacy and Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half – the first major retrospective of Jacob Riis’ photography in the U.S. for 70 years.

And we will honor Susan Henshaw-Jones, Ronay Menschel, Director of the Museum of the City of New York for her services to the city and her valued partnerships with CHPC.

Enjoy the …

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Zoning for Quality and Affordability

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CHPC was honored to present a panel on Zoning for Quality and Affordability at Nixon Peabody on Friday, October 30, 2015. On the panel were Mark Ginsberg, Partner at Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, Bill Stein, Partner at Dattner Architects, Marcie Kesner, Planning and Development Specialist at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Howard Slatkin, Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning at DCP, and Frank Ruchala, Deputy Director, Zoning Division at DCP, discussing the proposed changes to residential zoning laws, and how the changes would subsequently affect the housing industry. Because of the complexity of …

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Affordable Housing Exhibit Opens at City Museum

2015-09-17 20.19.07The Affordable New York exhibit on its opening night. Image: CHPC

CHPC was excited to attend the opening of Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy, the newest exhibition of the Museum of the City of New York.

Based on the idea that affordable housing is ubiquitous in New York City, though most of it goes unnoticed, Affordable New York offers a survey of government intervention in the housing market. The exhibition spans the development of New York’s public housing projects in the mid-20th Century, to the bold leadership that dragged the city from economic and social doldrums in …

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