The Rising Leaders Network of the New York Housing Conference is proud to host the third Summer Seminar Series, focused on affordable homeownership finance. Although New York City is predominantly a city of renters, the city still contains over 1 million units of owner housing. New York City, like the rest of the country, has a history of racial discrimination in housing that has led to, among other things, a homeownership gap by race, where 43% of White households and 44% of Asian households own their own homes, while only 27% of Black households and 17% of Latinx households own their own homes. In this panel we will talk about existing and potential future financing programs to expand the supply and preserve existing homeownership housing.
Christie Peale, Executive Director, Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Matthew Dunbar, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County
Chantella Mitchell, Executive Director of Homeownership Initiatives, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development