Where is all the Affordable Housing in NYC?


Ever wonder where all the affordable housing is? NYU Furman Center published an interactive mapping tool that answers these questions.

An interactive mapping tool, presented by the NYU Furman Center and CoreData.nyc, presents a subsidized housing database, “identifying currently subsidized properties in the city, the subsidy type and program applicable to specific properties, and the start and end date for the subsidy on a property, allowing the user to identify properties at risk of exiting from affordability restriction.”  It is interesting to note that more than 16,000 properties (not units) meet this criteria.

In addition, here is a recent interactive map, presented by NYC Department of Housing Preservation Development (HPD), consisting of new construction and preservation from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017, showing affordable housing that has been created or preserved since Mayor deBlasio first took office. It display units, buildings, and projects that are counted toward the Mayor’s Housing New York Plan to build or preserve 300,000 homes by 2026.