The Plan

Read the Plan

The Where We Live NYC 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 through 2025.

The City 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 Plan brings together data, experiences, and feedback received from many different sources. After release the draft version in January 2020, the Final Plan is responsive to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and includes additional analyses, new metrics for measuring success, and more concrete and specific actions that the City will undertake through 2025.

Read the Plan

Please email if you would like a copy of the Plan in a different language or an accessible format.

Do you only have a few minutes? Watch the Where We Live Matters video and jump to the Goals and Strategies (Chapter 6), which include the key goals and solutions that the City proposes to undertake through 2025. 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 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.