The City worked with residents, community leaders, and government partners to develop the next chapter of fair housing policies that fight discrimination, break down barriers to opportunity, and build more just and inclusive neighborhoods. The Where We Live NYC process included:
The City conducted extensive data analysis that is included in the Where We Live NYC Plan, using publicly available resources as well as data from city agencies and other government partners.
More than 150 advocates, service providers, researchers, and community leaders participated in each phase of the Where We Live NYC process.
Learn more about understanding existing conditions and brainstorming goals and strategies.
Dozens of government partners evaluated existing policies and initiatives and designed new policy solutions that are both impactful and feasible.
More than 700 New Yorkers shared their personal experiences with fair housing issues through 62 focus group-style conversations in 15 different languages hosted with community-based organizations. Through interactive online tools, the City collected input digitally and encouraged New Yorkers to host their own conversations in their communities. Learn more about the community conversations.
We invited New Yorkers to join public events to stay updated on the Where We Live NYC process, provide input, and learn more about fair housing rights, data, and history. Building on the Where We Live NYC Summit in June 2019, there were events held across the five boroughs.
Check out the Plan to learn more about fair housing challenges in New York City today and the City’s plan to confront them.