Social Housing Protecting Community Land Municipalism

The New York City Social Housing Development Authority: A People First Housing Engine for New York City

At a time of increased political and economic polarization, social housing provides an opportunity to create common cause for community well being and lasting household stability. In order to pursue social housing in New York, the city and state governments should establish a New York City Social Housing Development Authority with a mission to acquire distressed and other real estate assets, rehabilitate them, and transfer them off the private market and under the control of communities and residents.

A Social Housing Development Authority (NYC SHDA) is the first step towards actualizing a housing market that is not run for the purpose of individualized profit but treats housing as a social good.

Authors: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marnie Brady, H. Jacob Carlson, Ned Crowley, Sara Duvisac