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A Night at the Museum with CHPC


Last year, over 300 industry professionals joined us as we took over the Museum of the City of New York for a night in November. In the time since then so much has happened. It was a big year for NYC!  At the Museum this year, there will be many sights to see and even more to discuss. We promise, you won’t have to sit through any speeches or presentations.

Check back soon for more information on how to purchase tickets!

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Pump Up The Volume

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PUMP UP THE VOLUME: Recommendations to Improve the Allocation of Private Activity Bonds to Better Support New York’s Housing 

Over 49,000 units of affordable housing have been created in New York City using tax-exempt private activity bonds (PABs) in the past nine years, and this resource will continue to be an important component for Mayor De Blasio’s Housing Plan to be a success.

However, while information on other City, State and Federal housing resources is readily available, there is limited publicly available information on the allocation, demand and use of PABs in New York State.

Between 2005 and 2013, the …

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Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource

Last Friday, October 25th, over 20 experts on homeless policy, government, finance, architecture, and the hospitality industry came together for an engaging roundtable discussion, “Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource.” This was a unique opportunity for those assembled to draw across experience and industry to rethink shelter design.

Chef Christopher Bradley discusses shared dining options.Chef Christopher Bradley discusses shared dining options.

The question at the heart of the discussion was; “How can more flexible facilities be designed as resources to the city, those in need, and the communities where they are located?”

Inspired by CHPC’s Making Room project, DHS staff considered facility design ideas …

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NYC Behind National Increase

New York City continues to lag the national increase in home sale prices. While the NYC metro area posted its first positive seasonally adjusted increase in three months, the non seasonally adjusted numbers show continuing decline. The nation as a whole is much more positive with the national 10 city index showing an increase of  0.9% to NYC’s 0.2%. For the one year, year over year changes NYC is still the only metro area in the US showing a decline.


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Case Shiller Up Again, Though NY Metro Dips

Nationally the seasonally adjusted Case Shiller Index has shown its eighth consecutive monthly gain, rising 0.3% from August 2012 to September 2012. The not so good news is that the New York metro area showed a -0.1% decline for the same period and is still -2.3% below its standing of 12 months ago.

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