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Housing Policy for a Global Pandemic



In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHPC has explored the role of housing policy in the crisis and the lessons that New York City policymakers can draw from it.

Why Housing Policy?

Housing provides New Yorkers with economic stability and acts as an economic stimulus for the city as a whole. Housing is healthcare for vulnerable populations and, as the COVID-19 crisis has underscored, a public health measure that protects us all. In the absence of a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, housing is a core part of the infrastructure of care for this pandemic. Housing must be part of our solutions for the recovery of New York City’s health and economy moving forward.

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Housing Policy for a Global Pandemic 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.

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