On July 9th, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of a pilot program called adAPT NYC. The pilot will consist of a competition to develop a building comprised of small studios on city-owned property on East 27th Street. CHPC stood alongside the Mayor as he called for better solutions to accommodate the needs of New York’s growing single population.

This exciting initiative is based on CHPC’s own Making Room project, which explores innovative ways for the public and private sectors to work together to increase housing choice in the City. With changing family demographics and a rapidly increasing population, New York’s current housing stock does not adequately meet the needs of its inhabitants. We need better housing solutions that work for all New Yorkers.

We applaud adAPT NYC, and are thrilled that the City is testing these ideas in the marketplace.

For more information about this innovative pilot program:

Read the press release.

Download the Request for Proposals.

Watch the Mayor’s announcement (starts at 18:50).

We are absolutely overwhelmed at the flood of press interest on this announcement!

It got television coverage both locally on NY1 and nationally on The Today Show.

Our Executive Director Jerilyn Perine participated in an open phone segment on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show yesterday, where we were surprised at the uniformly positive response from callers.

The majority of coverage was in print, both old media like The New York Times, and new media like Gothamist.

Keep an eye on CHPC’s Facebook page for the latest developments, and check out all the press coverage at the links below.

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Post

The NY Daily News

The Epoch Times

Crain’s New York Business


Business Week



Capital New York

The Real Deal



WTAQ News Blog