Although rarely spoken about, housing policy is a way to address gender inequality and provide an economic safety net for women.

Public policy tends to be created under the assumption that the same solution or treatment for everyone will render equal benefits. Yet seemingly gender-neutral policies are too often designed with the needs of men in mind, and far from neutral in effect. Including a gender equity lens in the next housing plan could create a lasting, positive impact on how and where women and their families live.

How would we measure our success if the next housing plan was explicitly feminist?

Feminist Housing Plan Issue Brief

What is a femnist housing plan, who would benefit from one, and how? Read CHPC’s issue brief to find out more.

read here

Policy Webinar w/ Jay Pitter

Watch the online recording of a Feminist Housing Plan policy webinar hosted by CHPC and featuring Jay Pitter.


Policy Webinar w/ Leslie Kern

Register today for a Feminist Housing Plan policy webinar on February 5th w/ CHPC and Leslie Kern, author of Feminist City.


This Is a Feminist Housing Plan 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 generous project sponsors:

Sponsor JP Morgan Chase
Sponsor Altman Foundation
Sponsor Rockabill Consulting
Sponsor New York Community Trust
Sponsor Merchants Capital
Sponsor Trinity Church Wall Street