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.

By Highlighting Gains in Affordable Housing, de Blasio Raises a Counting Question

New York Times - Mireya Navarro - January 15, 2015

Executive Director, Jerilyn Perine commenting on the administration’s first year numbers to preserve affordable housing in the city. “The first year is hard, they’re trying to get new programs of the ground and at the same time not trying to kill everything already in the pipeline.”

Battle looms over NYC rent stabilization law

amny, Ivan Pereira, January 11, 2015

As the expiration of the Urstadt Law of 1971 draws close, experts of the housing industry are expecting a battle. Harold Shultz,Citizens Housing & Planning Council’s consultant is quoted in an article on the topic.

Inequality and informality in New York

Arup Connect, Sarah Wesseler, January 9, 2015

How did you decide to focus on this particular issue? Housing in New York is such a complex topic; you could spend a lifetime studying it.

Exactly, and that’s why we chose a very specific component to address here. We started our research by talking to experts on housing and housing advocacy; CHPC [Citizens Housing Planning Council] was a hugely important conversation. We could have gone in a lot of different directions, but we felt like we became aware of something which there was an urgency around and that very much related to this question of unevenness and informality.

New #ThingsGentrifiersDo Hashtag Brings Humor to an Issue That Infuriates Many Black People

Atlanta Black Star, Nick Chiles, January 8, 2015

A hashtag created earlier this week has brought some humor to the topic of gentrification while noting Citizens Housing and Planning Council study that was published .in November last year. The creator connected it to a questionnaire that was published on Curbed called ” Has your neighborhood become gentrified?”

The American Community Survey

November 17, 2014

SITU’s contribution to the MOMA’s exhibition Uneven Growth focusing on the housing crisis in New York was done in collaboration with  Citizens Housing & Planing Council and our Making Room Household Model.

A City Transformed: New Study Documents How Gentrification Has Pushed the Black Middle-Class Out of NYC

Atlanta Blackstar, Nick Chiles, November 11, 2014

As African Americans warily eye the encroachment of whites into traditionally Black neighborhoods across the country, the phenomenon has sparked a national debate about the harm that gentrification can visit upon Black communities.

City’s black middle-class population declined 18%, housing study finds

New York Daily News, Eli Rosenberg, November 10, 2014

Once solidly strong black middle-class stronghold in Hollis and Jamaica Queens, East Flatbush Brooklyn and Woodlawn in the Bronx has significantly declined. A report prepared by the nonprofit Citizens Housing and Planning Council showed that the black middle class declined 18% between 2000 and 2010.

New York, NY – Number of Affluent Blacks in NYC Shrinking, November 7, 2014

New York City’s black middle-class population has shrunk in recent years, according to a recent demographic analysis that shows neighborhoods that were solidly upper-middle-class income now containing an increased number of lower-income households. The demographic analysis could be “a really useful tool for the city going forward,” said Citizens Housing and Planning Council Policy Analyst Neil Reilly. 

How NYC housing market shapes city’s population

brooklyn news, November 6, 2014

Citizens Housing and Planning Council has unveiled a map that breaks down demographic changes in every New York City neighborhood that occurred between 2000 and 2010, this illuminating various population shifts spurred by housing trends.

NYC’s black middle class shrinking

Newsday, The Associated Press, Deepti Hajela, November 5, 2014

“A really useful tool for the city going forward because its shows what is really happening on the ground. ” Citizen’s Housing & Planning Council Policy Analyst Neil Reilly is quoted when discussing the mapping techniques used in analyzing the changing demographics of the city.

Mapping How NYC’s Housing Market Spurs Population Change

Curbed, Zoe Rosenberg, November 5, 2014

Nonprofit organization, Citizens Housing & Planning Council has put together a compelling interactive map that explored demographic changes by neighborhood throughout the five boroughs between 2000 and 2010. The map shows the movement of 14 groups of population, defined by variables like race, age and income.

Number of affluent Blacks in N.Y.C. declining

AP, November 5, 2014

In a report published by the Citizens Housing and Planning Council the number of New York City upper-class white singles and lower-income Hispanics are booming while the population of affluent blacks are declining.