Through Where We Live NYC, the City of New York will:
- Analyze how fair housing challenges impact New Yorkers’ lives, families, and access to opportunity through data analysis and extensive community engagement. What do we mean by fair housing?
- Work with community leaders, government partners, and residents to uncover root causes of fair housing issues and develop meaningful solutions.
- Develop and commit to policies aimed at fighting discrimination, breaking down barriers to opportunity, and building more just and inclusive neighborhoods.
We will share our analysis, insights, and a detailed policy action plan in a public report that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in fall 2019.
- The City of New York decided to launch Where We Live NYC despite recent setbacks from the federal government, including the delayed implementation of a requirement to perform an Assessment of Fair Housing, an important tool that keeps cities accountable for addressing decades of discrimination.
- By moving forward with Where We Live NYC, the City of New York seeks to serve as a national fair housing leader in three ways:
- Demonstrate the value of comprehensive and robust fair housing planning
- Collaborate with other high-cost cities to promote inclusive fair housing planning and policies that addresses challenges of affordability and displacement
- Serve as a model for meaningful, inclusive community engagement on fair housing and other pressing neighborhood issues