In 2019, the City financed 25,889 homes, making significant progress toward its goal of 300,000 affordable units by 2026 through the Mayor's Housing New York plan. This number includes 15,692 affordable homes preserved and a record-breaking 10,197 new affordable homes financed.
The City also set new records for homeless and supportive housing.
Mayor de Blasio announced that the City financed 34,160 affordable homes during the last calendar year, setting a new high-water mark for affordable housing production in New York City.
In May 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan to create and preserve 200,000 high-quality, affordable homes over ten years. The plan outlines a comprehensive set of policies and programs to address the city's affordable housing crisis and retain the diversity and vitality of its neighborhoods. This holistic approach is part of a broader strategy to ensure the long-term affordability, health, and competitiveness of New York City.
Building on the foundation laid through Housing New York, in November 2017 the Administration committed to completing the initial goal of 200,000 affordable homes two years ahead of schedule, by 2022, and generating an additional 100,000 homes over the following four years. To accomplish this accelerated and expanded plan, the administration launched Housing New York 2.0, a roadmap for how the city will help reach a new goal of 300,000 homes by 2026. HNY 2.0 introduces a suite of new initiatives to help thousands more families and seniors afford their rent, buy a first home, and stay in the neighborhoods they love.
In January 2020, the Administration launched YOUR Home NYC, the next phase of Housing New York. Through YOUR Home NYC, we are strengthening our efforts to build and preserve affordable housing, create neighborhood wealth, and protect renters.
To access these new housing opportunities, visit the NYC Housing Resource Center. There you can find affordable housing, fight eviction or tenant harassment, find shelter, get help paying for housing, report a housing complaint, and more.