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.

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.

Report: Fewer affluent blacks in NYC

MyFoxNY/The Associated Press, November 5, 2014

The number of New York City upper-class white singles and lower -income Hispanics are booming while its population of affluent blacks is declining

That’s according to a report by the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, a group that deals with neighborhood and housing issues.

Population Shift Sees Fewer Affluent Blacks

The Wall Street Journal, Laura Kusisto, November 4, 2014

What are we going to do about protecting, maintaining and growing the black middle-class homeowner? These neighborhoods in Queens have been big drivers of prosperity for African-Americans,” said Jerilyn Perine, executive director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council.

Ms. Perine was discussing the results of the study titled “Making Neighborhoods” undertaken by her organization showing the shrinkage of the black middle class between 2000 and 2010.

City Looks at Life Beyond Housing

The Wall Street Journal, Laura Kusisto, October 27, 2014

“Both crime and poverty have remained high, and Brownsville has for years been the focus of nonprofit organizations and city agencies, though not always for the better. One-quarter of the rental stock in Brownsville is public housing, according to New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

Experts said that has helped concentrate poverty without adequate services, including schools, businesses and social-welfare agencies. “It’s taken the bad end of government policies for 50 years,” said Jerilyn Perine, executive director of the nonprofit Citizens Housing and Planning Council.

Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes?

the guardian, Rachael Post, August 25, 2014

In a recent  interview, our Deputy Director Sarah Watson stressed the need for city planners to be more creative in designing living space for single and legal shared housing. “There is a very fixed idea of what an apartment needs to be. Who you expect to live in the unit will affect the design,” she said.

Living in a Home the Size of a Dorm Room

Living in a home the size of a dorm room, Real money With Al Veshi, August 28, 2014

Listen to an excerpt of an interview with Deputy Director, Sarah Watson by Aljazeera America on the growing need for micro apartments in urban areas.

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening In 2064 Look Like?

Huffington Post, Annie Polland, August 7, 2014

If in 2064 someone were to create a museum to look at the lives of NYC immigrants in 2014, what form would it take? More likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx. Based on studies by housing advocates it is believed that accessory dwelling units, mostly composed of basement apartments may house up to 500,000 New Yorkers.

A 2008  study done with Queens housing advocate Chhaya Community Development Corporation and Citizens Housing and Planning Council made a case for relaxing the outright ban on basement dwellings.



NYC’s affordable development darlings

The Real Deal, Christopher Cameron, June 1, 2014

CHPC is mentioned in this month’s issue of the Real Deal alongside developers who are involved in affordable housing.

Cutting the Housing-Car Umbilical Cord

Life Edited, David Friedlander, May 23, 2014

“I think that the extra density that comes with micro-apartments absolutely has to be accompanied by a revised concept about parking requirements,” Sarah Watson, Deputy Director of Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council.

Deputy Director, Sarah Watson giving her views that developers and regulators need to come up with new and innovative ideas to deal with transportation when building in high-density areas.