Formed in 1998, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) is the trade association for New York’s affordable housing industry statewide.
Our 375 members include for-profit and nonprofit developers, lenders, investors, syndicators, attorneys, architects and others active in the financing, construction, and operation of affordable housing. Together, NYSAFAH’s members are responsible for most of the housing built in New York State with federal, state, or local subsidies.
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Getting To the Real Story Behind New York's Affordable Housing Crisis»

New York's affordable housing crisis is often discussed, analyzed and scrutinized through the lens of hard numbers and data.

How many units are in a new development? What are the income restrictions? How much does it cost? How is it being financed?

These questions are often vital to advancing our efforts – but they do not provide the whole picture of what affordable housing development is and what it means to residents. MORE...

  • Jolie Milstein
  • 10-04-2018
NYSAFAH Primary Election Report»

Primary Election Day concluded with Governor Andrew Cuomo's preferred ticket of himself, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, and Attorney General candidate Letitia James all prevailing over spirited challenges. It is now on to the General Election on November 6th, when each of the Democratic candidates will face a Republican challenger. 

  • 09-14-2018
Thank you to Ardent Construction for its Support!»

Ardent Construction & Development, Inc. is the first NYSAFAH member to provide support to NYSAFAH through its 501c3 subsidary - House New York, LLC. Thank you to Joanne Cassidy. Be on the lookout for a new online venue this summer to showcase our supporters. Click SUPPORT US above to provide support.

  • 05-30-2018
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Annual Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing Development
  • November 8

6:00PM - The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, NYC - Grand Ballroom. Register HERE. Sponsorships now being accepted to help celebrate our honorees - details HERE.

Monthly Membership Call
  • November 14

10:00AM - AGENDA HERE. To join the call, please email elizabeth@nysafah.org for instructions at least 30 minutes before the call begins.

Semi Annual Networking Breakfast
  • December 6

8:00 AM - The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom, NYC (networking at 8am, program at 8:45). Presentation by guest speaker, Ben Carlos Thypin, an organizer with Open New York supporting New York City's YIMBY movement. The group's members see several factors contributing to the dearth of new housing in what it calls New York's high-opportunity areas: restrictive zoning, excessive landmarking, and City Council members who cave to pressure from a vocal minority in their districts. Join us for this lively and important presentation! Registration coming soon.