New Research From HDC!

Our brand new report examines affordable housing and historic districting for the first time. (Read More)

EMBLEM

Affordable housing dominates New York City’s public policy discourse. And for years, it’s been used as a tool to attack historic preservation efforts.

Until now.

The Historic Districts Council engaged an independent housing and planning consultant to analyze the data and get the facts.

Funded by the New York Community Trust, the result is the first-ever quantitative and peer-reviewed study of the interplay between affordable housing and historic district designation in our city.

Here’s what we discovered:

STABLE AND AFFORDABLE

Historic districts mean stable housing. Rent burden increases at a slower rate in historic districts than in the rest of the city, and tenants are almost always likelier to retain their rent subsidies.

NOT RISING RENTS

Historic districts don’t make the rent too damn high. Incomes tend to rise with rents in historic districts, and subsidized housing is built even after historic districts are designated.

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4 Responses to “New Research From HDC!”
  1. I live in a leaky moldy HPD building says:

    Let’s also address how HPD does not track construction defects of their so-called affordable housing buildings. Many coop & condo owners have been left with millions of dollars of repairs on their buildings. Scaffolding around many fairly new buildings and when you reach out to HPD via email, FOIL request, phone calls you get no answer. They say they build affordable housing but nobody is addressing the lack of quality of the buildings. Previous alleged housing chair Keith Wright held 2 hearings about HPD, and who knows what the results have been since his office had no follow thru after the hearings of many residents.

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