Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) is a non-profit research and education organization focused on housing and planning policy in New York City.
Since 1937, CHPC’s mission has been to develop and advance practical public policies to support the housing stock of the city by better understanding New York’s most pressing housing and neighborhood needs.
Who We Are
For more than 80 years, CHPC’s research and education work has helped to shape housing policy in NYC’s neighborhoods. A team of expert research staff are led by a diverse board of 90 practitioners in the fields of urban planning, architecture, zoning and land use law, housing finance and development, and community development.
What We Do
Our work brings clarity to NYC’s housing issues by presenting research in relatable and engaging mediums. Our agenda is practical and always begins with questions, not answers. It is the data, our analysis and its relevance to the real world that drive our conclusions.