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.
The discussions continue on the future of Airbnbs following the New York Times Opinion Page where Deputy Director, Sarah Watson stressed the importance of focusing on roommate sharing in high density areas.
It’s a bit more niche than SimCity, but if you play “Inside the Rent,” you’ll be setting up “a sustainable first-year rent for two-bedroom apartments in a hypothetical building by adjusting expense variables,” according to DNAinfo. Created by Citizens Housing Planning Council, a New York City nonprofit research and education organization, with help from the cartography firm VanDam Media, the game reportedly pulls numbers from real housing scenarios in Morrisania, Stapleton, Jamaica, Mott Haven, East New York, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, East Harlem, Harlem, Astoria, Long Island City, Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and the Lower East Side.
Its not Grand Theft Auto, but the game Inside the Rent created by Citizens Housing and Planing Council would be interested to anyone who has ever felt curious about the expenses associated with planning affordable housing in New York City.
Citizens Housing & Planning Council game, Inside the Rent has sparked conversation and examination of construction costs not only in New York but the Washington, DC area as well.
Citizens Housing & Planning Council Deputy Director, Sarah Watson weighs in on the issues surrounding Airbnb.
In vibrant cities like San Francisco and New York where demand for apartments is great and housing arrangements are varied, informal vacation rentals affect the market in different ways. A homeowner occasionally renting out a spare room to tourists in a moderately priced neighborhood will have a different impact than a landlord who is renting out numerous apartments to tourists in a neighborhood with rising rents.
According to one estimate, a worker would have to make nearly $26 per hour in order to rent a two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Land is expensive, and demand is relentless, sure. But why is the rent so high, and how does it differ by neighborhood? Inside the Rent, a new game from the non-profit Citizens Housing Planning Council, aims to shed some light on how the costs add up. Get ready to play.
From tax regulations, renter regulation and laws, housing requirement and insight on the city’s housing crunch, this game educates you on all subjects. The game is launched byCitizens Housing and Planning Council.
With “Inside the Rent,” players select from one of 14 neighborhoods, and control construction costs by choosing options related to wages for workers and amenities. You also pick what rent you want to charge.
The game is called Inside the Rent, and it lets you play the role of developer, construction foreman and superintendent. The game intends to elucidate how various things like neighborhood location and construction costs affect the price of rent.
There are no head-shots, power ups or gold rings to collect , the object of the game is to educate you on the troubles and cost it takes to develop housing in NYC. It’s like Math Blaster for real estate nerds.
The rent is too damn high, but so are a lot of other development costs. In this simulation game by NYC’s Citizens Housing Planning Council, players go through the steps of planning a NYC rental in the current economic climate – complete with housing shortage and gentrifying neighborhoods.