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What the F is a Feminist Housing Plan

Housing is a feminist issue. Homelessness is a feminist issue. NYCHA is a feminist issue. High-quality, affordable housing is an anchor to every woman’s life, yet we rarely speak about housing policy as a means to advance gender equity or provide an economic safety net for women. How would we measure our success if the next housing plan was feminist? 

Watch the event video below, including:

  • Introductory Remarks by Jessica Katz, Executive Director at CHPC
  • Participatory Keynote by Jay Pitter, Award-Winning Placemaker & Author
  • Discussion and Audience Q&A

At What the F is a Feminist Housing Plan?, attendees joined CHPC and Jay Pitter in a participatory discussion to explore what a feminist housing plan for New York City could look like. 

About Jay Pitter

Jay Pitter is an award-winning, international placemakerPitter’s diverse city-building portfolio spanning North America includes numerous design projects related to housing and gender. She has led extensive national housing book research, developed a gender-response design practice approach, co-developed equitable housing design guidelines, supported housing providers to create housing justice policies, implemented numerous renter audits and delivered lectures on spatial feminism. Pitter is the co-editor of Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity, and her forthcoming book, Where We Live, will be published in 2021. 

Feminist Housing Plan Event with Jay Pitter

What the F 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 project and event sponsors:

Feminist Housing Plan Event Sponsors