Even people who live nowhere near New York City know that finding housing there is a significant challenge. Astronomical rents, low supply, and old housing stock all present major obstacles to working-class New Yorkers simply looking for a place for their family to call home. While the U.S. HUD administrators have been slow to move forward with a plan to help develop a larger stock of fair housing, NYC municipal authorities have decided to move forward and address the issue on their own.
- It’s common knowledge that NYC has a serious shortage when it comes to fair, affordable housing.
- While the U.S. HUD has dragged its feet on fair housing regulations and actions, NYC has decided to move forward alone on the matter.
- It is convening a stakeholder-driven process to develop a fair housing plan for the City.
“HPD will engage in public outreach—and a lot of it. Bozorg says the agency is seeking input from more than 250 stakeholder organizations—including community- and faith-based groups, disability advocates, affordable housing developers, academics, policy wonks—along with the general public.”