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. ...
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...
Rezoning SoHo/NoHo

Rezoning SoHo/NoHo

Rezoning SoHo/NoHo is a crucial first step towards a more equitable development framework for New York City. CHPC has been a leading voice in discussions surrounding the ongoing process to rezone SoHo/NoHo. Although the lower Manhattan neighborhood was once a haven of...
The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

In The Final Countdown, CHPC recommends five housing policy strategies to build a more equitable New York City and to end the mayoral term with progress & results.  The Final Countdown:   1. Rezone SoHo/NoHo for a more equitable NYC 2. Equitable code...