In the Media

CHPC’s expertise has been valued for over 70 years and our non-partisan analysis and opinion features widely in the media. You can read all of our latest press mentions here.

De Blasio And Borough President Katz Announce Neighborhood Action Plan For Jamaica, Queens

Real Estate Rama, NYCEDC April 16, 2015

Citizens Housing & Planning Council was mentioned as a participant in the planning and implementation of the Jamaica Now Action Plan which seeks to revitalize the Jamaica neighborhood.

DCP Pledges Outreach, Provides Rezoning Details

Chelsea Now, April 9, 2015

Department of City Planning official uses Citizens Housing and Planning Council Zoning study in explaining  the changes they are seeking to help increase the city’s affordable housing stock.

‘Nope!’ is the word at scope meeting for proposed zoning changes

The Villager - Zach Williams, March 26, 2015

Residents of many New York City neighborhoods are coming out against the city’s plans to changing the zoning regulations. Citizens Housing & Planning Council presented their report to the C.B. 4  Land Use committee on March 16.

Rezoning Plan to Build Housing Could Deconstruct Local Efforts

Chelsea Now, March 26, 2015

Changes are needed in order to meet the demands of the mayor’s affordable housing push according to representatives of Citizens Housing and Planning Council. Of particular concern to the group is how the limitations on building dimensions (called the envelope) reduce the amount of residential units in a new development.

Affordable housing policy must be reworked

Washington Square News, Kenny Kyunghoon Lee, March 24, 2015

A recent study by Citizens Housing and Planning Council shows that there has been a decrease in the economic and ethnic diversity of many New York City neighborhoods between 2000 and 2010. With the expiration of the city’s 421-a program in June, the government needs to create policies that will better address this issue.

Zoning Process too Fast For CB4

Chelsea Now, Scott Stiffler - March 19, 2015

For the mayor’s push to increase affordable housing buildings, changes will have to be made to the ‘Building Envelope.’ Citizens Housing & Planning Council Deputy Director Sarah Watson and President Mark Ginsberg presented their findings at at Community Board 4 Committee meeting on March 16.

Pay top dollar, live in a dorm? The growth of ‘micro apartments’

cnbc, Marqui Mapp, March 15, 2015

According to the Citizens Housing & Planning Council, New York City is  joining others such as Cincinnati and Pittsburgh that are seeing singles make up close to half their household. This is spurring the need for micro apartments.

Experts urge de Blasio to expand his housing horizons

Capital, Dana Rubinstein, March 9, 2015

The mayor’s  recently announced housing plan has experts weighing in on ways to create affordable housing in the city. Reference was made to two Citizens Housing  & Planning Council reports
Balanced Housing for a Smart Region and “Out of Balance: The Housing Crisis from a Regional Perspective”. Executive Director, Jerilyn Perine also had this to say, “You can’t just ask localities in the region to bear the brunt of an overflow housing demand in New York City. It has to be part of a strategy that’s going to help them solve some of their problems as well.”

What is a Micro Home? And What Does It Mean In New York?

Curbed, February 23, 2015

Citizens Housing & Planning Council estimates that 56 percent of New York City dwellers live alone. The winning design for the adAPT NYC microdwelling pilot program will contain modular apartments between 250 and 370 square feet to help solve the city’s lack of housing stock and the growing number of individuals living alone.

New York City Pushes New Design Approach For Affordable Housing Units

The Wall Street Journal - Laura Kusisto, February 20, 2015

With the changes announced to the city’s zoning laws on Friday, Citizens’s Housing & Planning Council report “The Building Envelope Conundrum” is again  in the news. The study was conducted by our Deputy Executive Director, Sarah Watson and President Mark Ginsberg.

City Housing Rules Examined

The Wall Street Journal - Laura Kusisto, February 20, 2015

The practice of setting aside half of lower rent units in new developments for local residents is coming under scrutiny of Fair Housing advocates. They are looking into whether this is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which does not allow agencies who receive federal funding from any form of discrimination. Citizens Housing & Planning Council’s Executive Director Jerilyn Perine had this to say on the issue. “People in communities who take a stand to make it better, aren’t these the people we want to have remain?”

Home Shrunken Home, Micro-Apartments, Tiny Homes Prefabricated In Brooklyn

The New York Times - Natalie Shutler, February 20, 2015

My Micro NY made of prefabricated modular units built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be stacked into place this spring. The apartments will come with kitchenettes, wheelchair-accessible bathroom, and other amenities.  Sarah Watson, Deputy Executive Director of Citizens Housing & Planning Council is optimistic that with new zoning changes, micro apartments will gain firm footing in New York over time.