NYC Housing Partnership


Winter 2023


The Housing Partnership Entered 2023 With Strong Momentum From 2022 Accomplishments

Jamie A. SmarrDear Friends and Partners,

Since its founding in 1983, the Housing Partnership has worked hard to increase the supply of affordable housing, consistent with our mission to expand housing opportunities in the region.

We have always closely mirrored the affordable housing strategies of the City and State of New York.  In the 1980s era of “urban flight,” when New York City had tens of thousands of surplus properties available for development, the Partnership worked diligently, leading public-private partnerships to use these sites to develop affordable rental and for-sale housing.  The success of those historic Partnership efforts is now evident in the form of economically robust and socially vibrant neighborhoods with tangible population growth. The prosperity that New York enjoys today would not have been possible without the sustained work of the Housing Partnership.

With new times, however, come new challenges. 2022 saw New York facing a worsening crisis of housing affordability, with demand for affordable housing even further outstripping the supply. New York also is not exempt from the impact of inflation on the costs of housing construction labor and materials as well as the increased interest rates and supply chain disruptions that make it harder to build and preserve affordable housing…

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Housing Partnership
2022 Achievements



affordable housing projects closed, with over


in total development costs, with


affordable units created or preserved, for approximately


New Yorkers to be housed upon completion.



individuals in 220 households placed in new affordable NYC apartments where the rent will never exceed 35% of their income.


affordable homeownership closings to families comprising 289 individuals in New York City.



graduates from the Housing Partnership’s HUD-certified First Time Homebuyers Counseling Program, with


representing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) households.


leveraged in Down Payment & Closing Costs Assistance Programs for


newly created homeowners.

Marcus Garvey Plaza, Source: Carthage Advisors
Rendering of Marcus Garvey Plaza. Source: Carthage Advisors

Noteworthy Affordable Housing Projects in Harlem and Jamaica, Queens, Developed by Public-Private Partnerships Led by the Housing Partnership

The noteworthy affordable housing projects developed in 2022 by public-private partnerships led by the Housing Partnership include Marcus Garvey Plaza in Harlem and the T Building Apartments in Jamaica, Queens.

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Locust Hill Workforce Housing Community, Rhinebeck, NY. Developed by a public private partnership led by the Housing Partnership Development Corp. Source: The Kearney Group.
Locust Hill Workforce Housing Community, Rhinebeck, NY. Source: The Kearney Group.

Housing Partnership Leads Public Private Partnership Developing Workforce Housing in Town of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, NY

The Housing Partnership is leading a public private partnership developing an 80-unit workforce housing community in the Town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York.

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Solar Panels on a roof near New York City

HP Sustainability Solutions’ Growing Role Serving Property Owners in the Decarbonization of Multifamily Affordable Portfolios

2022 was a year of significant growth for HP Sustainability Solutions (HPSS) working directly with the affordable housing community finding effective and equitable decarbonization solutions for low and middle income housing.

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Save the Dates: Housing Partnership 2023 Special Events

2023 Affordable Housing Expo

Affordable Housing Expo 2023

Free and Open to the Public
Saturday, June 10
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016

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Wine and Jazz 2023

Wine & Jazz Fall 2023

Thursday, November 2
Refinery Rooftop
63 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
For sponsorship information, email Pamela Babb

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Housing Partnership In the News

Crain's New York Business

Crain’s New York Business
Op-Ed By NYC Housing Partnership CEO Jamie Smarr:
Four Steps to Address The City’s Affordable Housing Crisis
October 6, 2022

Crain's New York Business

Crain’s New York Business
Proposed rules for Local Law 97 leave big questions unanswered
October 12, 2022


New York Real Estate Journal
Wells Fargo awards $791,275 in grants to HP Sustainability Solutions
December 13, 2022

Daily Freeman

Daily Freeman
Kingston, NY
Rhinebeck workforce housing project gets $6 million
September 24, 2022

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