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CHPC Hosts 80th Anniversary Luncheon
CHPC hosted its 80th Anniversary Luncheon on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Marriott Grand Marquis in Times Square. Nearly 1,000 of New York City’s housing industry attended the event to catch up and congratulate this year’s honorees. It was a wonderful event graced with touching speeches and fun anecdotes.
This year’s Roger Starr Award for Public Service went to Carl Weisbrod, who recently stepped down from chairing the NYC City Planning Commission since 2013. Current Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen introduced Weisbrod before …Read more
WATCH: Austin, SF & NYC, a cross-city conversation on short-term rentals
On Wednesday, March 22, CHPC held a discussion about short-term rentals at La Nacional-Spanish Benevolent Society with two very special guests: former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and former Austin Council Member Chris Riley. The event served as the launch of Sleeping Around, a new report by CHPC that examines short-term rentals in New York City and makes new policy proposals to address some of the problems these rentals can cause for housing. One of CHPC’s proposals would create a licensing scheme to permit short-term rentals in specific circumstances. Campos and Riley were …Read more
Volume Cap explained in video
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 …Read more
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.… Read more
Making Room Virtual Tour
MAKING ROOM: A VIRTUAL TOURThe “LaunchPad” centerpiece of the Making Room exhibition
From January to September 2013, CHPC’s Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibition ran at the Museum of the City of New York, and was an unprecedented success. The exhibition covered all aspects of our Making Room initiative to date.
We were completely overwhelmed by the visitor numbers to the exhibition. The opening reception was attended by over 1,000 industry guests—more visitors than for any other exhibition opening event in MCNY history. The first Saturday of the opening week saw a 27.6% increase in attendance …Read more