The Team

Where We Live NYC is an initiative of the City of New York, and it includes close coordination with a robust team of government and community-based partners.

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Where We Live NYC is an initiative of the City of New York, led by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in partnership with the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) and in close collaboration with numerous additional government and community-based partners.

Government Partners

Administration for Children’s Services
City Commission on Human Rights
Department for the Aging
Department of City Planning
Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
Department of Cultural Affairs
Department of Education
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Department of Parks and Recreation
Department of Probation
Department of Sanitation
Department of Small Business Services
Department of Social Services
Department of Transportation
Department of Youth and Community Development
Department of Veteran’s Services
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
Mayor’s Office of Climate Policy and Programs
Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Mayor’s office of the Chief Technology Officer
Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
New York Police Department
NYC Economic Development Corporation
Office of Management and Budget
School Construction Authority
Taxi and Limousine Commission

Community-Based Partners

The City of New York partnered with a set of community-based organizations to lead Where We Live NYC Community Conversations with residents across the five boroughs. Partners include:

Ali Forney Center
Arab American Association NY
Asian Americans for Equality
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association
Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled
Center for Court Innovation
Center for Independence of the Disabled NY
Chhaya CDC
Fifth Avenue Committee
Make the Road New York
Neighbors Together
SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
Sapna NYC

Fair Housing Stakeholder Group

The City of New York brought together advocates, service providers, housing developers, researchers, and community leaders to provide insight and input throughout the Where We Live NYC process.

Additional Support

To support the design and execution of resident engagement for Where We Live NYC, the City of New York worked closely with a consultant team, including:

Hester Street

Urban planning, design, and community development non-profit organization that provides technical and capacity building assistance to community-based organizations, government, and other agencies, ensuring that the people have the tools to shape their own cities

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Racial justice organization that supports complex organizations, networks, neighborhoods, and movements to create equitable outcomes for communities of color by increasing collaborative leadership

House of Cakes

M/WBE multi-disciplinary design studio offering website development, marketing strategy, and complete branding and identity services with a focus on social justice and public policy clients


Multidisciplinary engineering and strategy consultancy with a robust track record of developing strategic planning initiatives with the City of New York

Arts East NY

Local arts and storytelling organization committed to presenting, promoting, and preserving multicultural arts to address socio-economic issues that hinder community growth and development