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NYU Furman Center

NYU Furman Center

The NYU Furman Center advances research and debate on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy.

The NYU Furman Center is named in honor of NYU Law alumnus Jay Furman, class of '71, an international real estate investor and developer. Mr. Furman provided generous financial support to endow the Center, and remained very involved in the Center's work as a constant source of support, ideas, and inspiration.

The NYU Furman Center received the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2012. This distinguished award recognized the Center's excellence in providing objective, policy-relevant research and analyses to address the challenges facing New York City and other communities across the nation.

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NYU Furman Center Names Matt Murphy Executive Director

The NYU Furman Center announced today the appointment of Matt Murphy as its new Executive Director. He will join the Furman Center on April 15 after an eight-year stint in City government
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Report: NYCHA’s Outsized Role in Housing New York’s Poorest Households

A new fact brief by the NYU Furman Center outlines the critical role the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) plays in providing stable housing for the city’s poorest households. In 2017 over 60 percent of the roughly 174,000 households in NYCHA’s public housing developments earned 30 percent of Area Median Income (AMI) or less. That translates to just $28,600 annually for a family of four.
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Rollout of Universal Representation in New York City Housing Court Offers National Lessons

Today the NYU Furman Center released a policy brief examining the implementation of New York City’s Universal Access to Counsel (UAC) program for tenants facing eviction in housing court. In 2017, New York City enacted the first legislation in the country providing legal representation for all income-eligible tenants facing eviction.
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NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates Launch Tool to Tackle High Housing Costs

The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates launched LocalHousingSolutions.org, an online, interactive tool to help communities develop local strategies that promote housing affordability. A growing number of communities across the country are struggling with problems tied to high housing costs, including rising homelessness, fear of displacement among longtime residents, and growing numbers of households unable to afford their rents or mortgages.
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Ken Zimmerman to Join the NYU Furman Center as Distinguished Fellow

The NYU Furman Center, one of the nation’s preeminent research centers on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy, announced today that Ken Zimmerman is joining the Center as a Distinguished Fellow.
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NYU Furman Center Responds to HUD’s Assessment of Fair Housing Delay

In January 2018, the Trump administration announced that it was delaying the deadline for jurisdictions to complete an important analysis intended to ensure that communities are acting to reduce residential segregation and remove barriers to fair housing choice.
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NYU Furman Center Launches FloodzoneData.us

The NYU Furman Center announced the launch of FloodzoneData.us, an online data tool describing the people and housing located in the nation’s floodplains. The interactive map and data downloads make information available at the state, county, and Census tract levels. As sea levels rise and storms intensify due to climate change, FloodzoneData.us is a resource to help policymakers and communities plan for the effects of flooding

Report Analyzes the Proposed 421-a Tax Exemption’s Wage Requirement and Potential Impact on Housing

A report released today by the NYU Furman Center analyzes the potential impact of the most recent reform proposal for the 421-a program on housing development in New York City, which is currently under consideration by the New York State Legislature.

NYU Furman Center Launches CoreData.nyc, a Hub for New York City’s Housing and Neighborhood...

The NYU Furman Center announced the launch of CoreData.nyc, a new online hub for New York City housing and neighborhood data. CoreData.nyc standardizes datasets from a variety of city, state, and federal sources to present over 100 indicators describing New York City’s housing and neighborhoods. It is the city's most comprehensive resource for property-level subsidized housing information

Report Surveys Local Government Responses to Gentrification

A new report released today by the NYU Furman Center details strategies used by local governments to address rising housing costs and displacement of low-income households in gentrifying neighborhoods. The report details common policies and strategies used by cities across the U.S. to achieve two goals: create and preserve affordable housing and assist tenants at risk of displacement.

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January Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 48 States Year Over Year,...

Estimated January not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 48 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.