Research

CHPC conducts cutting-edge, trusted research that reveals new insights into issues facing the housing stock of New York City. Our methodologies combine data analysis, policy analysis, case studies, and interviews with leaders from across the housing industry and government. We use the research to put forward practical policy solutions so that the City and the housing industry can better meet the needs of the population.

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Private Activity Bond Financing

Explaining what private activity bonds are, how they’re used in NY City and State, and the process by which they are allocated, along with CHPC’s recommendations for reforms.

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Short Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

A detailed analysis and set of recommendations for how government should adapt to a housing market that includes the fast-growing use of short-term rental platforms.

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Land Use & Zoning

Building Envelope Conundrum

A case-study examination of the hurdles in NYC’s zoning and housing regulations that prevent buildings from reaching their full potential as prescribed, creating an inefficiency that robs the city’s housing stock of units.

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Cost of Housing: Management & Preservation

Water & Sewer Rates

A series of briefings on the changes that happened to the water and sewer rate structures that New Yorkers pay very little attention to.

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Public Housing

A part of CHPC’s work since its founding in 1937 has been the creation and upkeep of NYC’s public housing. That work continues today as we evaluate new strategies to preserve this critical stock of housing.

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Land Use & Zoning

City Charter Revision

CHPC’s analysis and stance on the changes to New York City’s governing document that were proposed in 2010.

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Basement Apartment Legalization

A look into the possibilities of a legalizing a potentially huge stock of housing that would be safe thanks to new technology and would be inherently affordable to those living there.

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NYT Robert Stolarik Housing After a Crisis

Sandy Response

In the wake of massive flooding that damaged thousands of housing units, an analysis of what was happening in parts of Staten Island amidst responses from the City and State.

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Cost of Housing: Management & Preservation

Home Price Index

An running, regularly updated analysis of the Case-Schiller Home Price Index, which tracks the rise and fall of single family home prices, and where New York falls amidst ongoing trends.

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