What Is Affordable Housing?

WHAT IT IS.  “Affordable Housing.” The phrase seems plain enough, but it doesn’t always mean what people think it does! It actually has a technical government definition that can determine what gets built and who lives there. Use these tools to answer the all-important question: “Affordable to whom?

This set of activities breaks down affordable housing policy into easy-to-understand visuals. Look at income demographics, rents, and proposed developments in your neighborhood. Learn about affordable housing programs and who’s eligible for them.

Watch the video to see how it works!

WHERE IT WORKS. The toolkit works in organizing settings, staff trainings, college classrooms, Community Board meetings, and lots of other places. CUP can train you, your staff, or your members to run a workshop, or we can run a workshop for you. Workshops can be customized to focus on any NYC neighborhood, specific affordability programs, or proposed developments in your community. Workshops can range from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

HOW TO GET ONE. We can arrange workshops anywhere in the five boroughs with 3-4 weeks of notice.

Workshop prices start at $375. Some organizations may qualify for reduced rates depending on the ability to pay, audience reached, and level of customization.

Contact mark(at)welcometocup.org to find out more.