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Tell Albany- Invest In Affordable Homeownership

Now is the time for Albany to invest in historically marginalized communities across NYS. Join Habitat NYC in calling on the State to increase its investment to these communities by including a budgetary increase in the Affordable Housing Corporation program.

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Help stop devastating housing cuts!

Unaffordable housing should never force any family from their community or their city, particularly in the aftermath of this life-altering pandemic. The Mayor has proposed cuts to the affordable housing program, but we cannot divest from building toward a more equitable city.

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Advocacy News & Events

Paper House Signature Gathering
The new and improved Paper House postcard campaign is here! Contact us to request a stack for your community, school, or network and begin gathering signatures to support our policy priorities.
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The Solution to NYC’s Housing Crisis Might Be Enabling Prospective Buyers
Homeownership should be a choice for all New Yorkers! Our CEO Karen Haycox writes in this powerful Observer piece that giving our lower-income neighbors the choice to own a home will improve all of our lives.
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Building homes that last with Community Land Trusts

New York City is a vibrant city and home to hard-working people building homes for their families and a future for their communities. But rising home prices are keeping some families from becoming homeowners. What can we do? A Community Land Trust is one way to build homes that last — watch the video to learn more!

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Recent Advocacy Impacts

We lead and participate in multiple advocacy campaigns that have had major impact of New York City's affordable housing landscape. For example, we have:

Expanded HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program

Preserved $75M for New York State’s Homeownership Preservation Program

Established the State-backed Habitat for Humanity Mortgage Product

Influenced the creation of Mayor de Blasio’s New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program