Onward and Upward: a Technical Guide to Zoning Reform

Onward and Upward: a Technical Guide to Zoning Reform

After more than a year of research and consultation with experts across the housing and planning sectors, CHPC is thrilled to release our latest publication, Onward and Upward: A technical guide to zoning and regulatory reform in the crisis era. Onward and Upward...
Participatory Property Management

Participatory Property Management

  Over the last two years, New York City has pioneered a new resident-centered approach to the PACT program (Permanent Affordability Commitment Together); NYC’s version of the federal RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) program which converts public housing...
Zoning for Solar

Zoning for Solar

The City of New York has a goal of reducing city-wide GHG emissions by 80 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2050. However, the city is trailing far behind when it comes to solar panel installation, despite the enormous benefit of solar energy in reducing GHG emissions. ...
A New Lens for NYC’s Housing Plan

A New Lens for NYC’s Housing Plan

A New Lens for NYC’s Housing Plan is a research initiative of Citizens Housing & Planning Council. A New Lens for NYC’s Housing Plan explores how housing policy can have an impact beyond creating and preserving a certain number of affordable housing units. CHPC will...
Housing for Essential Workers

Housing for Essential Workers

We applauded, shouted our thanks, and rattled pots and pans at 7pm every night. Now what? Essential workers need affordable housing. New York City owes a debt of gratitude to its essential workers, who have battled to sustain the city in some of its darkest days. What...
Regulatory Reform for Basement Apartments

Regulatory Reform for Basement Apartments

In this policy brief, CHPC identifies regulatory reforms that could facilitate basement apartment conversions by making them safer, easier, and more affordable. Many of New York City’s basement apartments exist within the gray market, due to the financial and...