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Housing Policy in New York City: A Brief History

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Publication Date: April 2006

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: affordable housing; housing policy; subsidized housing

Type: Working Paper


This policy brief aims to tell the story of housing policy in New York City over the past 30 years or so. The first section describes the city’s unprecedented efforts to rebuild its housing stock during the late 1980s and 1990s. The second section analyzes the specific features of the city’s Ten Year Plan that made these efforts so successful. The third section then discusses the city’s current housing environment and the policy challenges it presents.