Sandy Response

Like many New Yorkers, CHPC was affected by Hurricane Sandy both directly and indirectly.

February 3, 2012 - by ipadmin -  Housing After a Crisis

Our offices in Lower Manhattan were closed for a week because we were without power, and we lost our Verizon internet and phone connections for months. Our physical impacts were minor compared to what many others experienced – and continue to experience over 5 years later. Thanks to a generous grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation we were able to devote our time and resources to identifying the most effective ways help the City’s most impacted communities.

You can read our latest work relating to this natural catastrophe here:

Publications ×+

Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment

CHPC has been committed to collaboratively working with the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the CHPC Board has provided advice and recommendations concerning the regulatory changes needed to facilitate flood-resilient post-disaster reconstruction and planning. One important part of this work has been assisting the Department of City Planning’s efforts to revise the zoning provisions applicable within flood zones so as to both streamline repair and rebuild efforts and improve the flood resilience of new and existing buildings.


Policy ×+

CHPC Testifies at City Council Hearing on Sandy Recovery

CHPC Policy Analyst Neil Reilly testified Monday, March 31, at a New York City Council oversight hearing on the City’s Build it Back program. He presented research that CHPC has undertaken regarding the ongoing effects of Sandy on housing citywide–namely the increased rates of foreclosure filings and sales of homes at prices well below the median of their borough.


Steering the New Course: CHPC’s Ideas for Housing and Land Use Policy in New York City

With so much political change in New York this year, we felt that it was important to set out our suggestions and priorities for housing and land use policy based on all of CHPC’s work over recent years. We always aim to be a resource for decision-makers inside and outside of government – to help them to understand NYC’s most pressing housing and neighborhood issues, think through the real impact of policy on the three-dimensional built environment, and map out realistic policy steps for housing and land use that can result in positive change for our city and all New Yorkers.


CHPC Testifies in Favor of Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment

On Monday, September 30th, CHPC testified in favor of the Department of City Planning’s proposed Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment before the City Council Land Use Committee’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.


Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment Testimony

CHPC has been committed to collaboratively working with the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the CHPC Board has provided advice and recommendations concerning the regulatory changes needed to facilitate flood-resilient post-disaster reconstruction and planning.


Related Insights
May 10, 2014 - by CHPC
July 12, 2013 - by CHPC
Support CHPC

Your contribution will provide critical support for our research and advocacy efforts, which shape key policies that improve housing throughout the city.

Donate