May 22, 2024
by: Bria Donahue
Support for city of yes housing rally in NYC
City of Yes housing rally in NYC. Photo: AIA New York.

For years, New Yorkers have been experiencing a growing housing and affordability crisis. Antiquated and unnecessary zoning laws limit opportunities to build housing and make realized projects even more expensive. The pervasive nature of the housing crisis demands citywide action. Every neighborhood must chip in to help New York tackle this crisis head on and build housing of all types to meet New Yorkers’ needs. The City of Yes for Housing Opportunity zoning text amendment proposal targets the housing crisis by making incremental changes to enable a little more housing in every neighborhood throughout the city.

Read the annotated zoning text and view applicability maps.

In advance of the City Council’s vote this Fall, all 59 Community Boards in New York City will be holding hearings on the City of Yes for Housing Opportunity  zoning text amendment proposal. This is an important opportunity to express your support for the proposal! City Council Members take the opinion of their Community Boards seriously. Please take this opportunity to say “Yes to Housing.”

Need help with your testimony? Check out New York Housing Conference’s Community Board Tip Sheet and Fact Sheet on City of Yes.

Once you have spoken at or submitted testimony to a Community Board, please complete this form for us to keep track of engagement.

Find your Community Board. Use Open Plans’ Resource to Find Upcoming Community Board Meetings. Below is the list of community board meetings for today and tomorrow.


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