Tell Albany- Invest In Affordable Homeownership

Affordable homeownership programs continue to receive little to no funding increases from NYS. Join Habitat NYC in calling on the State to increase its investment in families, neighborhoods and communities by increasing and expanding funding to the Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC).

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Protect Federal Programs that Support Habitat for Humanity New York City

The White House proposed budget will eliminate every Habitat for Humanity Federally funded program. Tell Congress that Federal Housing investments are more important than ever.

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Permanent Solutions for a Solvable Crisis

Tell your City Council Member to support Community Land Trusts and the preservation of permanently affordable homeownership. Take action today to support a New York where we all can live!

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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