CHPC staff and board members are involved in a multitude of policy events throughout the year in New York City and other locations throughout the country and across Europe. Keep track of the latest CHPC events here.
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Annual Winter Night at the Museum Party!
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.
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Zoning for Quality and Affordability
Introduction to the panel. Image: CHPC
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 …Read more
Affordable Housing Exhibit Opens at City Museum
The 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 …Read more
Housing exhibition features Inside the Rent
The Museum of the City of New York will open its latest exhibition Thursday, Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy, co-sponsored by CHPC.
The exhibition will display numerous original materials from CHPC’s Marian Sameth and Ruth Dickler Archives and Library, and visitors will also be able to play CHPC’s Inside the Rent game on its very own terminal. The game has been revamped for the occasion with improved graphics and functionality!
An opening symposium will kick off the exhibition featuring former Congressman Berney Frank, CHPC Board Chair Richard Roberts and CHPC Board Member Ron Moelis, among other guests.…Read more
Carmel Place, New York’s First Modular Micro Building, Stacks First Unit
It was a beautiful morning in Kips Bay today, when the first modular unit of New York’s first micro unit building was stacked into place. The foundation was already in place at 335 E. 27th Street, and what was once called My Micro NY will now be known as Carmel Place. In 2010, CHPC undertook Making Room, a look into the changing demands of New York City’s housing market. We found that 47% of New Yorkers over 25 do not live with a spouse or partner, and today we see that 1 or 2 person households account for 62% of …Read more
Bond Financing & Volume Cap Workshop
NYSAFAH- Building for the Future Conference
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
This session will discuss best uses of volume cap and new structures being used to support HFA and HDC bond allocations. CHPC’s “Pump Up the Volume” report recommendations will provide the basis for discussion.
Moderator: Jerilyn Perine, CHPC
Richard Gerwitz, Citi
Gary Rodney, NYC HDC
Marian Zucker, NYS HCR
You must register for the conference to attend workshop sessions. Register for the conference here.…Read more
We would like to extend our gratitude to all of the attendees who made our Luncheon yesterday an unprecedented success. We had over 950 in attendance at the New York Marriott Marquis. We would also like to thank our outstanding board members, our generous sponsors, Wells Fargo and Nixon Peabody, and all of our table purchasers. Congratulations to this year’s awardees. A special thank you to our wonderful keynote speaker, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and presenter and director of New York City Department of City Planning Carl Weisbrod.
You can view all the photographs from the event here.
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2015 Awardee – Wells Fargo, Alan Wiener
Alan Wiener, Group Head of Multifamily Capital
Alan Wiener is the group head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, a national multifamily lender based in New York. Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital specializes in permanent and bridge debt for multifamily assets by financing through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured financing programs, and the Wells Fargo balance sheet. Alan’s career has focused on housing and community development in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Wachovia, he was the chairman of American Property Financing Inc., which Wachovia …Read more
2015 Awardee – Jessica Katz
Assistant Commissioner, Special Needs Housing
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Ibo Balton (1954-2007) was an urban planner whose career improved the lives of people through the planned rehabilitation and new construction of affordable housing, and the creation of local retail and much needed community facilities. Ibo’s work at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 1986 through 2007 took him to deprived communities in the South Bronx and Brooklyn, but he is best remembered for his groundbreaking work in Harlem, where he lived and worked. This award, named in his honor, …Read more
2015 Awardee – Howard Slatkin
Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning
NYC Department of City Planning
“Planning is the science of everything in New York City.”
Howard Slatkin, Deputy Director for Strategic Planning for the New York City Department of City Planning has always been interested in helping people make sense of how the world around us works, from the smallest scale to the largest. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Slatkin left the study of physics, which seeks to explain how matter behaves, for history, which seeks to explain how behavior matters. Howard is from northern New …Read more