Housing is a feminist issue. Homelessness is a feminist issue. NYCHA is a feminist issue.

CHPC hosted a virtual policy webinar and discussion with Leslie Kern, author of Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Manmade World, to explore what a feminist housing plan for New York City could look like. 

About Leslie Kern 

Leslie Kern is the author of two books is the author of two books on gender and cities, including Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World (Verso). She holds a PhD in women’s studies from York University and is currently an associate professor of geography and environment and director of women’s and gender studies at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick. Leslie writes about gender, gentrification, and feminism and teaches urban, social, and feminist geography.


A New Lens for NYC’s Housing Plan

This event is part of A New Lens for NYC’s Housing Plan, CHPC’s research and education initiative to explore how New York City’s next housing plan could have a broader impact beyond counting units. The next housing plan provides an opportunity for communities and policymakers to widen the discussion, articulate new metrics, and develop a shared vision of housing policy for the city.

Many thanks to our project and event sponsors:

Feminist Housing Plan Event Sponsors