Research Projects

For over 80 years, CHPC has conducted cutting-edge, trusted research. Our methodologies combine data analysis, policy analysis, case studies, and interviews. 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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Housing & Neighborhoods

Creating Aspirational Neighborhoods

Which NYC neighborhoods deserve the City’s attention and investment? This project introduces a new type of citywide analysis to focus policymakers on strategies that can ensure that our neighborhoods are rich repositories to support the needs of their residents--to lift them out of poverty and help them to prosper.

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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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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: Construction

Real Estate Tax Incentives

A variety of approaches, from industry interviews to panel debates to reports helps add to the discussion over the future of using tax incentives to address New York City’s housing needs.

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Cost of Housing: Management & Preservation

Tax Lien Securitization

Detailing the extent to which 1990s reforms including the combination of tax lien securitization and third party transfer through in rem foreclosure have combined for a uniquely effective program.

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Land Use & Zoning

Zoning Work

Part of our founding missing, following and advising the changes to NYC’s Zoning Resolution is still at the core of what CHPC does. Our Zoning Committee is made up of some of the city’s most knowledgeable and influential practitioners.

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Cost of Housing: Management & Preservation

Stuyvesant Town

The history of the Stuyvesant Town development is complex and fascinating. CHPC has done historical research into its planning, which spawned a stage play, and analyzed the legal issues surrounding this huge development.

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Cost of Housing: Construction

Prevailing Wages

Examining the considerations around requiring prevailing wages at construction sites in New York City.

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Housing & Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Conservation Districts

A Senior Practitioner Fellowship project that delved into identifying and planning ahead for areas of the city for historic preservation while allowing for development.

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