“There’s very much a realization that the current generation of public housing needs to be funded, needs to be preserved,” says Jeffrey Otto, a senior policy analyst at the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Council, a New York City nonprofit involved in public housing policy since the 1930s. The group will soon issue a report making recommendations for public housing’s future, based on a roundtable discussion among local and national public housing leaders convened by CHPC in December. “We hope that the next generation of public housing – a production program for a new public housing – could really help to preserve the existing stock.”