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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New state legislature presents opportunities for affordable housing»

New York State is now solidly controlled by the Democratic Party. In addition to maintaining control of the State Executive Branch and the State Assembly, Democrats now have a majority in the Senate for the first time in years after picking up several seats across the state in last week's elections.

These new political dynamics will have significant impacts on critical issues facing New Yorkers – particularly on affordable housing. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.

  • Jolie Milstein
  • 11-15-2018
New Coalition of Affordable Housing Industry Leaders, Tenant Advocates and Labor Calls for Crucial Reforms to State Rent Laws»

"As we continue maximizing the production of affordable homes to address New York's statewide housing crisis, NYSAFAH recognizes the crucial importance of strengthening our state's rent laws to help protect the millions of New Yorkers already living in rent-stabilized housing," said Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH). "We will work with stakeholders to urge the State Legislature to take greater action on affordable housing across the board – and that means building more new affordable housing while also expanding efforts to preserve the units we have now." FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

  • Rent Reform Coalition
  • 11-14-2018
Affordable housing developers teaming with low-income tenant activists to push for rent regulation reforms»

ALBANY — A group representing affordable housing developers is teaming up with low-income tenant activists for the first time to push for rent regulation reforms.

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing — along with groups that include the Legal Aid Society, VOCAL New York, Enterprise Community Partners, AARP, the Coalition for the Homeless, and the New York Housing Conference — sent letters to state leaders urging specific pro-tenant changes when the rent laws expire in June. FULL ARTICLE HERE.

  • Kenneth Lovett
  • 11-14-2018
Conference &   Events VIEW ALL
Monthly Membership Call
  • November 14

10:00AM - AGENDA HERETo 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! Online registration HERE. Fax or email REGISTRATION.