The Housing Plan

The Housing Plan

Housing New York

In May 2014, the Administration 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.

HPD is tasked with advancing the goals of Housing New York – a critical pillar of Your Home NYC, Mayor de Blasio's comprehensive approach to helping New Yorkers get, afford, and keep housing in these challenging times. By the end of 2021, HPD and HDC have achieved the plan's goal to create or preserve 200,000 affordable homes. 

Through Housing New York, we took decisive action to build a just, equitable, and prosperous city for future generations to come. With City agencies, counterparts in State and Federal government, elected officials, and partners in the industry, we’ve worked to tackle the city’s affordable housing challenges head on. Read the Housing New York: Final Report.

Read the Plans

cover of the Housing New York plan
Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan
cover of the Housing New York 2.0 plan
Housing New York 2.0
cover of the Housing New York Final Report
Housing New York: Final Report

Progress


Three years in, we published a report of our progress to date: Housing New York: Three Years of Progress. The progress described in the report reflects the unprecedented collaboration of multiple City agencies, our counterparts in the Federal and State governments, and our many partners in the affordable housing community.


By the Numbers

(through 12/31/2021) 

 

Construction Type

Construction TypeCY 2014CY 2015CY 2016CY 2017CY 2018CY 2019CY 2020CY 2021HNY to Date (%)
New Construction (NC) 6,924 7,323 7,262 7,331 10,211 10,772 7,453 9,979 67,255 (33%)
Preservation (P) 12,699 13,804 15,132 17,488 24,061 15,492 22,070 14,833 135,579 (67%)
Total 19,623 21,127 22,394 24,819 34,272 26,264 29,523 24,812 202,834 (100%)

Borough

BoroughCY 2014CY 2015CY 2016CY 2017CY 2018CY 2019CY 2020CY 2021NC to DateP to DateHNY to Date
Bronx 5,787 5,403 6,868 11,168 7,095 6,489 21,000 5,047 22,476 46,381 68,857
Brooklyn 6,462 5,446 6,317 4,540 14,599 5,811 4,022 5,565 23,327 29,435 52,762
Manhattan 5,537 9,122 5,332 5,317 9,592 10,093 2,519 3,504 9,643 41,373 51,016
Queens 1,113 601 3,144 3,736 2,859 3,808 1,735 10,067 10,919 16,144 27,063
Staten Island 724 555 733 58 127 63 247 629 890 2,246 3,136

Affordability Levels

AffordabilityAMI %CY 2014CY 2015CY 2016CY 2017CY 2018CY 2019CY 2020CY 2021HNY to Date
Extremely Low 0-30% 2,770 1,892 4,260 4,491 6,521 5,343 3,511 4,284 33,072
Very Low 31-50% 2,424 2,646 3,535 7,390 13,959 6,163 13,240 11,173 60,530
Low 51-80% 11,909 9,548 10,834 9,734 10,665 8,724 9,366 5,610 76,390
Moderate 81-120% 769 1,689 1,399 2,174 1,101 3,217 1,082 1,043 12,483
Middle 121-165% 1,626 5,252 2,281 875 1,893 2,678 2,253 2,608 19,466
Other Super 125 91 85 155 133 139 71 94 893

Homeless and Senior Units

Homeless & Senior UnitsCY 2014CY 2015CY 2016CY 2017CY 2018CY 2019CY 2020CY 2021HNY to Date
HNY Homeless Start Units 966 1,691 2,530 2,082 2,578 3,058 2,036 2,125 17,066
HNY Senior Start Units 1,789 1,088 1,167 1,658 1,944 1,609 1,102 2,756 13,113