Draft Plan

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The Where We Live NYC Draft Plan is the culmination of a two-year inclusive and comprehensive process to identify goals, strategies, and actions that the City of New York will undertake to advance fair housing over the next five years.

Cover of Where We Live NYC Draft Plan

The City has engaged hundreds of residents, over 150 community-based and advocacy organizations, and dozens of governmental agencies through the Where We Live NYC process to discuss difficult fair housing issues, including persistent discrimination in the housing market, segregation in our neighborhoods and schools, and unequal access to amenities and resources on the basis of race, disability, and other characteristics protected by fair housing laws.

This Draft Plan brings together data, experiences, and feedback received from many different sources, and the City welcomes additional feedback.

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Do you only have a few minutes? Watch the Where We Live Matters video and jump to the draft Goals and Strategies (Chapter 6), which include the key goals and solutions that the City proposes to undertake over the next five years. You can also Explore the Goals.

Do you have 30 minutes? Read the Historical Background (Chapter 2) on fair housing, which describes the roots of the housing and neighborhood challenges that the city faces today; Creating the Report (Chapter 4), which describes the collaborative planning process behind the plan; and the draft Goals and Strategies (Chapter 6).

Do you have 60 minutes or more? Read the full plan, including the in-depth analysis in New York City Today (Chapter 5), which combines input from hundreds of residents and over 150 community-based and advocacy organizations with data from dozens of governmental agencies to describe New York City’s fair housing challenges today.

Executive Summary

The executive summary presents an overview of the fair housing challenges that New York City currently faces and the goals and strategies that the City plans to undertake to address these challenges. Please refer to the full draft plan for more detailed analysis.

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Please email WhereWeLiveNYC@hpd.nyc.gov if you would like a copy of the Executive Summary in a different language or accessible format such as large type or screen reader compatible.