The phrase “affordable housing” seems plain enough, but it doesn’t always mean what people think it does. It actually has a technical definition, which can determine what gets built and who gets to live there. CUP created the Affordable Housing Toolkit to help communities answer the all-important question, “Affordable to whom?”
The Affordable Housing Toolkit comes in an actual toolbox. But CUP also made an online map that lets you explore the income demographics of any NYC neighborhood and print it out to share with elected officials or other audiences. You can also look at different rent prices and see how they impact who can afford to live there. Because populations change every year, you can now access data from different years on the map.