The Where We Live NYC Plan identifies goals, strategies, and actions to advance fair housing. As part of this effort, the Department of City Planning will analyze housing growth and loss, low-cost housing, and demographic trends. This analysis will inform future land use changes that encourage equitable growth and affordability.
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The City of New York is committed to promoting fair housing and equitable development throughout the five boroughs, as described in the Where We Live NYC plan. Part of that commitment is better equipping New Yorkers with data to facilitate challenging conversations about housing affordability, racial equity, displacement, and many other issues related to the future of the city and its neighborhoods.
The Equitable Data Development Explorer provides easy access to a wide range of data to inform public discussions about racial equity and planning for a fairer city.
New construction, alterations to existing buildings and demolitions all play important roles in how much housing New York City has. Explore these interactive charts to better understand where housing is being added or lost in New York City.
The 2021 Housing Production Snapshot summarizes housing completions and permits for 2021 by borough and neighborhood. It also looks at the pipeline of expected new housing. This analysis is a first step in understanding which neighborhoods are experiencing the most recent housing growth and planned development. It will inform future land use changes that encourage equitable housing development, a critical strategy of the Where We Live NYC Plan.
UPDATE: Now available as an interactive report. This report analyzes housing units added and lost through new construction, demolition, and alterations, offering insight into how changes, such as the conversion of non-residential buildings and the combination or subdivision of existing apartments, are affecting housing supply. View a static version of the report here.
The Department of City Planning’s Housing Database contains all Department of Buildings-approved housing construction and demolition jobs filed or completed in New York City since January 1, 2010. It includes all three construction job types that add or remove residential units: new buildings, major alterations, and demolitions, and can be used to determine the change in legal housing units across time and space.