Housing Issues in Focus: Evaluating homeownership options in light of current city and state housing policies

Date: September 12, 2017

Time: 4:00–6:30 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 55 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

Contact: Christina Mitchell

New York City has one of the lowest homeownership rates in the country, and developing new construction condominiums just got harder with the enactment of the Affordable Housing New York Program (a.k.a. 421-a). Even so, homeownership still remains a goal for many people, and both market-rate and affordable developers continue to navigate the landscape to build for-sale housing in the five boroughs.

On Tuesday, September 12, join a seasoned panel of housing professionals as they discuss the current state of the for-sale market in New York City, including:

  • 421-a: What homeownership options still exist and are they realistic
  • Inclusionary housing: The impact of the Affordable Housing New York Program on inclusionary housing and potential avenues for affordable homeownership
  • Occupied condo conversions: Expiring 80/20 portfolio and other buildings poised for homeownership
  • Community Land Trusts (CLT): The role of the CLT in promoting affordable homeownership opportunities

Our Speakers

  • Ira L. Brown, Director of Development and General Counsel, The Briarwood Organization
  • Karen Haycox, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity NYC
  • Matthew Murphy, Assistant Commissioner of Strategic Planning, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Erica F. Buckley, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP


4:00 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m. Program starts
5:30 p.m. Reception

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