A feminist housing plan would help create a more just and inclusive New York City for all New Yorkers.

Feminist Policies & Why We Need Them

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 often far from neutral in effect. Decades of public policy in the U.S. have embedded gender inequality into our cities, economy, social safety net, and housing stock. Policies that fail to address existing disparities in women’s access to opportunity and quality of life only serve to reinforce an inequitable status quo.


Feminist policies can help eliminate the disadvantages faced by women in their day-to-day lives, while advancing the structural changes necessary to achieve gender equity.

Report Release w/ Christine Quinn

Watch CHPC shares findings & recommendations from What the F is A Feminist Housing Plan?, with special guest speaker Christine Quinn.

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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

Watch the recording of CHPC’s Feminist Housing Plan policy webinar with Leslie Kern, author of Feminist City.

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