This guide provides information on housing law and identifies pertinent print and online resources available through the NYU Law Library. Jurisdictions covered include federal and some NY and NYC law.
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016
- National Housing Conference (NHC)
The NHC is not-for-profit organization "dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America." (NHC website) The NHC website offers news and publications.
- National Housing Institute (NHI)
The NHI is a not-for-profit organization "dedicated to fostering decent, affordable housing . . . for everyone." (NHI website) The NHI website offers research reports, a blog, and current and back issues of its publication, Shelterforce: The Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Building.
- National Housing Law Project (NHLP)
The NHLP is a "law and advocacy center . . . dedicated to advancing housing justice for the poor." (NHLP website) Under its "Attorney/Advocate Resource Center," the NHLP website offers articles, sample documents, legal references and links, organized by topic. The NHLP website elsewhere posts guidebooks, training materials, news, outlines, and more. Some portions of the website are limited to registered users.
- National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
The NLIHC is a advocacy organization "dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes." (NLIHC website) The NLIHC website offers fact sheets on various initatives, data, and links.
- Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST (FHAF)
The FHAF "is a new initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements." (FHAF website) The FHAF website offers links to applicable laws, summaries of significant cases, and backgrond information on fair housing issues.
- National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)
The NFHA is a not-for-profit organization "dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing." (NFHA website) The NFHA website offers links to pertinent legal resources—including laws, regulations, HUD guidance, cases, and reports.
- Housing Court Answers (HCA) (formerly called the City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court)
The HCA is a not-for-profit dedicated to helping litigants "navigate the complex world of Housing Court and NYC's tangle of housing laws and regulations." (HCA website) To this end, the HCA operates information tables at NYC Housing Courts and a hotline. The HCA website divides its information and materials into those designed for: tenants, landlords, advocates, and researchers. Materials offered include: reports, guides, information sheets, data, and more.
- Metropolitian Council on Housing (MET)
The MET is "a membership [tenant] organization dedicated to preserving and expanding New York City’s supply of decent, affordable housing." (MET website) The MET website offers fact sheets, current and back issues of its newsletter (Tenant/Inquilino) and a range of information and links of interest to tenants.
- Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University (Furman Center)
The Furman Center is "a leading academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development and housing." (Furman Center website) The Furman Center website offers a "Data Search Tool" on NYC neighborhoods, working papers and articles, news, testimony, and more.
- New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)
The NYSAFAH is "the trade association for New York’s affordable housing industry." (NYSAFAH website) The NYSAFAH website offers news and links.